Anglo Saxon, Kings of all England. London mint, Dudinc moneyer. Almost very fine, very small strike perforation to centre. Bust facing, bearded and crowned, +EADPARD REX AN. +DVRINC ON LVNDE, small cross to centre. In 1042, Edward’the Confessor’ became king of all England after the death of his half-brother, Harthacnut. Edward was the son of Aethelred II (the Unready) and Emma of Normandy. He was born in Oxfordshire between 1003 to 5; spending twenty-five years in exile, in France, so that it is believed once back in England he spoke Norman French and was advised in French, but did know English. If some cause aroused his temper, he seemed as terrible as a lion’ and his love for hunting does not indicate a man of a saintly disposition. However, canonised he was, and he was the last British monarch to have been made a saint. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between. As struck with no traces of wear. Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear. Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn. Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item “Anglo Saxon Edward The Confessor Silver Penny Facing Bust/Small Cross Type 1062″ is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c.1662)\Anglo-Saxon Coins (c.600-1066)”. The seller is “eric-knowles-the-hoard” and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Period: Anglo-Saxon (c.600 – 1066)
- Country of Origin: Great Britain
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Time Period: Anglo-Saxon (c.600 – 1066)
- Provenance: Anglo-Saxon
- Metal: Silver