England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Half Penny (10mm, 0.85g). Long Cross type (BMC IVa, Hild. D). London mint; uncertain moneyer. Struck circa 997-1003. [+ÆÐ]ELRED REX ΛN[GLOX], bareheaded draped bust left / [___] NM’O LVND, long cross voided with each limb terminating in three crescents. North 774. Very Fine.
The cut along the cross line indicates that this coin was cut during its circulation.