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.