This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at York by the moneyer SVMERLEDA (+SVMERLIDA.MO.EOFR). It is a full round coin, well struck but displaying plenty of wear with added peck marks from circulation within Viking held territory.
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 20mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.57 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1151
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Estonia.
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