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No 169 - Aethelred II Helmet Type Penny

No 169 - Aethelred II Helmet Type Penny Image

Aethelred II AR penny. EXETER? mint town, moneyer Grunal. +AEDELREDREX+AN, helmeted bust left, shield on shoulder / + GRV / NAL / MOE / XETE :, square with three pellets at each corner, sides bisected by long voided cross, each arm terminating in three crescents.

Aethelred II was the son of Eadgar and Aelfthryth. His reign was distrupted by Danish raids which even massive payments of money failed to curb.

Made from a die to represent this type and hand struck from pewter. The moneyer's name is ficticious (Grunal).

Your Price:£2.79
Weight:2.00 g