Edward the Confessor - Anglo-Saxon Coin (1053-1056)
Edward the Confessor is the only king of England to be canonised as a saint. Edward ruled between 1042 to 1066 and was the last king of the House of Wessex and one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. When Edward died in 1066 he left no clear preference for the succession to the throne.
He was succeeded by Harold Godwinson the last crowned Anglo Saxon king of England who was forced to immediately defend the kingdom against Hardrada King of Norway and was killed later in the same year at the battle of Hastings by William the conquerors Norman army.
This style of coin was minted between approximately 1053 to 1056. The face of the coin features an image of Edward and the reverse a hammer cross.
The original coin can be seen online from the British Museum Department of coins & medals registration number 1915,0507.2374, item number 1915,0507.2374
These coins are hand-stamped by a passionate reenactor who performs historical coin minting demonstrations. As each coin is hand stamped small variations may exist adding to the hand made character of the coins.
Made from high-quality pewter.
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