||Kings of All England. ?thelred II (978-1016) Penny c.991-97, North-770, S-1148, Southwark, Brihtlaf as moneyer, AU55 NGC. Obv. + E?ELRED REX ?NGLOX, bare-headed bust left, a scepter held in front. Rev.? + BYRHT?F M-O SV?, voided short cross with C R V X in angles. A darkly toned cabinet piece with light iridescent luster in protected areas. This example is nicely centered with upset rims. There are a couple of peckmarks noted on the bust. Crowned at the age of 10, Aethelred the Unready earned his moniker due to the poor counsel he received throughout his reign.
Realized $499.38. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.