Penny of Harold II

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Issued by: Harold II
Denomination: Penny
Mint: Chester
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 03/06/2023
Location: Normanby, North Yorkshire


A penny of Harold II Godwinson dating to AD 1066. The reverse legend reads “LEOFNOD ON LEGI” giving the moneyer as Leofnoth and the mint as Chester. This is the first example of a Harold II coin for this moneyer and is a Find of Note of County Importance. Damaged when found (see EMC 2023.0242), the flan has been straightened and a small piece reattached.