Harold II Penny

Harold II (1066-1066)

Classification: ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England.

Harold II, or Harold Godwinson (and sometimes just as Harold), was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon King of England. He became King on 5 January 1066 and died on 14 October 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.

Harold was born in 1022, son of Godwin (alt. Godwine), Earl of Wessex and Gytha Thorkelsdóttir. He had links to Cnut the Great (Canute) and Sweyn Forkbeard.

Harold's death (which may not have been with an arrow through the eye as commonly told) heralded the start of the Norman era.

 Obverse Reverse1066 Penny - Harold II
Mintage: Rare

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