||Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor (1042-66) Penny c.1044-46, London mint, Eastmaer as moneyer, North-816, S-1173, MS62 NGC. Obv. + EDPER ? D REX (trefoil), radiate bust left. Rev. + ESTMER ON LUNDE, small cross patt?e. This example is toned in a light lavender with small deposits in the legends. The devices are well struck-up and no planchet flaws are noted. After his family fled England upon the seizure of the throne by Sweyn Forkbeard, Edward spent about 25 years primarily in Normandy until the Godwin family was able to secure his throne upon the death of Harthacnut.
Realized $851.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.