King Aethelred II Silver Penny by Godric of London
This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at London by the moneyer GODRIC. The reverse is of the last small cross type. It is a nice bold and well-struck example, though has a few peck marks and a tiny piercing from its circulation within Viking held territory.
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 19mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.81 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1154
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Ex. Baldwins St. James