England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Half Penny (10mm, 0.80g, 9h). Long Cross type (BMC IVa, Hild. D). Winchester(?) mint; Beorhtnoth(?) moneyer. Struck circa 997-1003. +ÆÐELRED [REX ΛNGLOX], bareheaded draped bust left / +BYR[___] O PIN, long cross voided with each limb terminating in three crescents. North 774; BEH 4169(?); SCBI 2 (Hunterian Museum), 867(?). Fine.
The cut along the cross line indicates that this coin was cut during its circulation.