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LOT 3615

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Anglo-Saxon Coins - Harold II - Oxford / Aelfwig - PAX Penny

6 January-10 October 1066 AD

BMC type i. Obv: profile bust left with sceptre and +HAROLDREXANGL legend. Rev: PAX across field with +IELFPIMONOXENEFO legend commencing at seven o'clock for the moneyer Aelfwig at Oxford mint. 1.29 grams. Extremely fine; a superb example of the type. Extremely rare; only eight others apparently recorded for the mint

Provenance
Found near Wentbridge, Yorkshire, IUK, 2018.

Published
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2018.0240 (this coin).

Literature
S. 1186; N. 836;

Footnotes
Harold II was the last of the English Saxon kings, having seized the throne on the death of his brother-in-law, Edward the Confessor and then famously been killed at the Battle of Hastings while trying to repel the Norman invasion of William the Conqueror.


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