Penny of Harold I

Description
This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns of Exeter, Lydford, Barnstaple and Totnes. This penny was issued by Harold I, and minted in Exeter by Edmaer.
Accession Loan No.
66/1958/1
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
penny of Harold I
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
penny Harold I
Dimensions
whole diameter 18 mm; whole depth 0.5 mm; whole weight 1.2 grams; whole weight 18.5 grains; whole die axis 180 degrees
Period Classification
Late Saxon (900-1066)
Production Date
1040
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Exeter
Moneyer
Edmaer
Issuer Person
Harold I
Inscription / Transcription
+HAROLD REC; +EDMAER ONECXE:

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