England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Half Penny (10mm, 0.67g, 9h). Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). Lincoln mint; uncertain moneyer. Struck circa 991-997. [+ ÆÐE]LRED REX ΛNG[LOX], bareheaded draped bust left with scepter in front / +[__]O LINCOL , short cross voided, [C R] V X in angles. North 770. Very Fine, slightly wavy flan, perforation.
The cut along the cross line indicates that this coin was cut during its circulation.