This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at London by the moneyer ÆLFSTAN. It is a nice bold and well-struck example, though has flan crack and a few peck marks from circulation in Viking held territory.
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 20.27mm dia
WEIGHT: 1.39 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1148
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Ex. Baldwins St. James
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