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Choice Harold II Penny – Published in the BNJ


ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harold II. 1066. AR Penny (19mm, 1.21 g, 3h). Pax type (BMC i, Hild. A). Steyning mint; Deorman, moneyer. + HΛROLD REX ΛNGLO, crowned head left; scepter to left / + DERMON OM STENI, PΛX across central field. King 40 (this coin cited and illustrated); King, Steyning 29 (this coin cited and illustrated); SCBI 2 (Hunterian), 1209 (same dies); North 836; SCBC 1186. Attractive cabinet toning. Near EF. Handsome portrait. Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 2909; H. Lestocq (“Coins of the Sussex Mints,” Glendining, 14 October 1985), lot 201; Horace H. King Collection.

The Harold II Penny of Steyning in the Alan Williams collection, struck from the same dies and of similar grade, realised $22,000.