Aethelred (II) The Unready


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Noted for having to deal with a steady and growing series of attacks from the Danes, he bore well the title “King of the English”. His reign saw the start of England paying tribute to buy off the invading Vikings from attacking the land. Usually referenced as “Danegeld”.

Historical Denomination: Silver Penny.

Reign; England 978-1016

Our piece is struck in Lead Free Pewter Alloy, and measures 3/4″ inch in diameter (19.5mm)