Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Denmark and England. Harthacnut. Moneyer Throcetel. 1035-37 AD and 1040-42 AD (only England).

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Denmark and England. Harthacnut. Moneyer Throcetel. 1035-37 AD and 1040-42 AD (only England).

1,850.00

Lund Skåne Mint. AR Penny, 0.98g (18mm, 12h). +HARECNV and bare headed draped bust l., shield to r. / DORCETEL ON LD and voided long cross.

References: Becker dies CJBH 38/203; Hauberg 28

Grade: Slightly flat on nose, otherwise nice and lovely iridescence  (wc1013)

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The early history of England has various families ruling that were not necessarily English by birth. Harthacnut was in fact from Denmark and the son of Cnut the Great. Cnut the Great was King of England from 1016-1035 AD. Once he died, his son from Ælfgifu of Northampton, Harold Harefoot became king (supposedly so named due to his flat-footedness). 

Following Harold’s death, Harthacnut became king. Unfortunately for both Harold and Harthacnut, their reigns were very short by their early deaths, both at the young age of 24. Harthacnut died from a stroke caused by extreme alcohol consumption.This coin was struck at the Lund Skåne Mint which is actually located in Sweden which at the time was under the jurisdiction of Denmark. Cnut the Great opened a mint there in 1019 during his reign.