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Svend Estridsen

He was born in England 1019, his father was Ulf Thorgilsson and his mother was Estrid Svendsdatter (daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard and sister of Harald II of Denmark and Cnut). Estridsen was king of Denmark from 1047 to 1076.


This coin has obvious Byzantine influences. A vast amount of treasure was known to have come from this region and the early development of their coinage reflects this along with that of the British coinage.

Svend Estridsen, 1047-75, Silver Penny, Lund Mint, Svartbrand Moneyer


Obverse: Christ, nimbate, standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; straight lines in nimbate; annulated pellet in right field, +MAGNAS REX 

Reverse:  +SPARTBARND :N LVII, cross formed of diamonds, trefoils at limb ends, pellet in the centre

Grade: VF+/VF, two flan cracks and pack marks but dark patina, lovely coin for the type

17mm, 0.94g

Ref: Hauberg 28 var

Prov: Ex Alfa Numismatics, Denmark


£370 (+P&P for UK only, other locations please ask)

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