Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals

To be Sold on: 4 December 2019

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Sold for: £8,500

Æthelred II (978-1016), Small CRVX type, Louth, Drengr, dre · ng m¯o lvde, 1.28g/7h (BEH –; N 770 var.; S 1149). Good very fine, excessively rare, the mint unpublished for the type £4,000-£5,000

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Æthelred II (978-1016), Small CRVX type, Louth, Drengr, dre · ng m¯o lvde, 1.28g/7h (BEH –; N 770 var.; S 1149). Good very fine, excessively rare, the mint unpublished for the type £4,000-£5,000
Coins are known for the mint of Louth from Edward the Martyr’s Reform type and Æthelred II’s Second Hand type (Petersson, in NM XXXV, pp.296-8), but nothing later has been published. Dreng is otherwise known only as a moneyer at nearby Lincoln. It would seem from this coin that he may have commenced his career at Louth during the late Crux phase and later moved to Lincoln where he was prolific in the Long Cross, Helmet and Last Small Cross issues