Anglo Saxon King Harold I silver half penny by Beorhmaer of London

Anglo Saxon King Harold I silver half penny by Beorhmaer of London

Code: 12344

£250.00 Approx $315.66, €292.06
 

Anglo-Saxon Silver Half-penny of King Harold I struck at London by the moneyer Beorhmaer. It is of the jewel cross-type (c.1036-38).

Obverse: Diademed bust left, + HARO LD REX, (King Harold)
Reverse: pellet at the centre of the lobed cross, two inner linear circles unite lobes at the centre, +B.RIHTMÆR ON. LV

Even though this is a penny cut in half - it served as legal tender and would have circulated as a halfpenny. This example was cracked and repaired - found in Norfolk

DENOMINATION: Halfpenny

CULTURE: Saxon England

DATE: 1035 - 1040 AD (this coin was minted between 1036 - 1038 AD)

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 18mm 

WEIGHT: 0.6 grams

ATTRIBUTION: (SCBI Copenhagen 18:299; BMC type I; Parsons 454; N.802; S.1163

PROVENANCE: Found in Norfolk.