Aethelred II - Leofthegn -
Northumbria, Æthelred II (c. 841-843-849/50), Styca, Phase IIa, ‘Special Motifs’, Leofthegn, +EDELRED REX, a simplified christogram [?], rev. +LEOFDEJN, retrograde N, central motif (S1b/2c), 1.19g. 270° (SCBI Hunterian, 211-212 = SCBI Fitzwilliam, 320 same dies; SCBI 69, 979 this coin; North 188; Spink 866A).
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21050, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part II - Northumbria, March 18th 2021, lot #511. Provenance: J Booth, January 2016 I Blowers, Glendining, 21-22 November 1974, lot 743 ~ Found at Bolton Percy (North Yorkshire), 1967.