Penny - Harthacnut Danish type

Features

Issuer England (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
King Harthacnut (1035-1042)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1040-1042
Value 1 Penny
Currency Penny (924-1158)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.08 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
56017
References Sp# 1170
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Armoured and diademed bust left

Script: Latin

Reverse

Voided long cross with pellets and annulets in alternating angles

Script: Latin

Comments

Other types exist in the name of Harthacnut and are Scandinavian in origin. Although Harthacnut was the only legitimate heir to Cnut, he was unable to leave Denmark until 1040. Meanwhile, Harold had secured the kingdom of England in his absence but Harthacnut was able to reclaim England without bloodshed on the death of Harold. His sole reign only lasted two years until his own death in 1042.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1040-1042) 

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