Harold I silver Penny, jewel cross type, London

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Harold I silver Penny, jewel cross type, London

Harold I (1035-40), silver Penny, jewel cross type (c.1036-38), London Mint, Moneyer Leofred, diademed bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, HARO LD RE:, rev. pellet at centre of lobed cross, two inner linear circles unite lobes at centre, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, +LEOFRED ON LVND:., weight 1.12g (N.802; S.1163). Dark tone, good vey fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "King Harold" and on reverse the moneyer "Leofred of London."

 

Provenance:

Ex Archbishop Sharp Collection, part II, Morton and Eden, 7th December 2017, lot 41.

Archbishop John Sharp (1644-1714), the Archbishop of York from 1691 till 1714 collected coins and medals commencing circa 1687 when Rector of St Giles in the Fields, London. His "observations on the English Coinage" written to Ralph Thoresby in 1698-99 were still circulating in manuscript form nearly 90 years later when finally published in 1785.

The Collection passed down the Sharp family with part I sold at Sotheby in 1977.

BM03684

£1,650
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