Hastings penny of Harold II

A mint was established in Hastings in the 10th century and produced a steady production through to the Anarchy of the mid 12th century. However, output was significantly reduced during the reign of Harold II; as illustrated by only three of the 1,238 coins of the Chew Valley hoard were minted in Hastings. Therefore, it is an extremely rare mint in this type and this is only the second specimen to appear at public auction in the last 40 years.

Reverse reads DVNNING ON HAE giving the moneyer as Dunning.

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