Harold II Silver Penny 1066AD Aldgar at London
Harold II Silver Penny 1066AD
Struck by Aldgar at London
A nice example of a very desirable type. Good metal, some striking weakness, overall even dark tone and coin looks much better in hand.
1066AD was a turbulent year for England, with the death of the popular monarch Edward The Confessor you see a power grab by Harold Godwinson lasting 10 months before being ended by William Duke of Normandy at the battle of Hastings where Harold is reportedly killed by an arrow to the eye. The story is told in great detail in the Bayeux tapestry but by which side, the English or the French? William Duke of Normandy became William The Conqueror and initiated a number of administrative reforms including the compilation of the Doomsday Book in 1086AD.
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