Penny of Harold II

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 II, and minted in Exeter by Brithric.
Accession Loan No.
66/1958/3
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
penny of Harold II
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
penny of Harold II
Dimensions
whole weight 1.25 grams; whole weight 19.3 grains; whole die axis 270 degrees
Period Classification
Late Saxon (900-1066)
Production Date
1066
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Exeter
Moneyer
Brithric
Issuer Person
Harold II
Inscription / Transcription
+HAROLD REX ANGL; +BRINTRIC ON EXE

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