Otto II or III, King of Italy 973-1002

Biaggi 1407, PCGS-graded AU-58

Struck at Milan; an ideal specimen!

Otto II was destined to be a fine ruler and a worthy successor to his great father. His marriage to the Byzantine princess, Theophanu, strengthened his ties to the Christian East. He died suddenly after a ten year reign at age 28, plunging his empire into chaos.