Harold I Silver Penny, Jewel cross type (c.1036-38)
Cambridge mint, Moneyer; Ælfwig
Obverse: Diademed bust facing left, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding; HARO LD RE
Reverse: Cross composed of four ovals united at base by two concentric circles enclosing a pellet, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: + ÆL·FPIG ON GRATEB
S.1163; N.802; SCBI 40 (Stockholm),131,
1.1 grams, 17 mm in diameter.
A Superb strike with outstanding iridescent toning, extremely fine or better, much as struck and rare.
*Same dies as CNG Auction 478, 7th October 2020 (Lot 725).
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