Aethelred I, King of Wessex 865/6-871 AD

Probably Canterbury Mint. Diademed portrait facing right within circle, body and shoulders below; reverse, 3-line Lunette consisting of 2 lunettes, 3rd line between them expressing the moneyer’s name Mann. Rare.

Well struck on a broad flan with full beaded rims, faint crack through the king’s throat, undisturbed greenish gray patina.