Silver Penny of King Æthelred II


Date: 997×1003

Place of Production: London

Description: Silver Penny of King Æthelred II, ruler of Anglo-Saxon England. The obverse of the coin shows a bare-headed ruler facing right, while the reverse shows a long cross with decorative crescents at the end of each limb.

Obverse inscription: EATHELRED REX ANG[LO]
Reverse inscription: AETHWOLD NO LVND (ON reversed)

Size: 20 mm diameter.

Held at: Portable Antiquities Scheme

Accession Number: IOW-8C6312

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