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Lot 31306

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Type Coin
Title Lot 31306
Date (978-1016)
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 752911
Denomination Penny
Description Kings of all England. Aethelred II (978-1016) Penny ND, S-1149, North-777, last Small Cross type, London mint, moneyer probably Aelfcetel, AU Details (Peck Marked, Cracked) NGC. One of the last-issued pieces, the portrait on this type was by then crude. This piece is struck on a broad flan, though cracked as noted by NGC, and shows some Viking peck (or test) marks at center of reverse. Overall a pleasing coin with readable legends, fairly sharp details, and ages-old silvery greenish gray patina. The final pieces of this style were minted during the years 1009-1017. Realized $381.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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