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Svend Estridsen - Viking & King of Denmark

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.

Svend Estridsen, Silver Penny, Lund Mint 

 

 

Obverse: Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; pellet and straight lines in nimbate; monogram in right field

Reverse: Voided long cross with triple crescent ends; crescents in opposite quadrants.

Ref: Hauberg 6 var.  

Grade: VF+

Prov: Ex Bruun Rassmussen

Note: This coin has obvious Byzantine influences. Vast amounts of treasure were known to have come from this region and the early development of their coinage reflects this. 

£390 SOLD

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