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Harthacnut Silver Penny 1035-1042AD Norwich £2,950.00
Harthacnut Silver Penny 1035-1042AD Norwich
19mm, 1.15g

Harthacnut was Cnut's only legitimate son, but whilst he ruled as king in Denmark, Cnut's illegitimate son Harold Harefoot secured the English kingdom as regent. This was endorsed by his half-brother Harthacnut, who later peacefully reclaimed England following Harold's death. Harthacnut was the last Scandinavian to rule England.

The Arm & Sceptre type, of which this coin is an example, was struck in his sole reign from 1040-1042AD.

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