DENMARK. Stridsperioden (Civil War) (?), 1044-1047. Penny (Silver, 17 mm, 1.10 g, 12 h), an imitation of a Pacx type (1042-1044) penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), uncertain mint, after 1044. ✠IDPbIIIIIIIIIV Diademed bust to left, holding long fleur-de-lis scepter in his right hand. Rev. ✠ICΓIOΛIEIIIIIII Long voided cross with circle in center and with ✠ and circle in angles. Hauberg -. Cf. SCBC 1171 (for prototype). Extremely rare. Light scratches and with minor scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
Ex Leu Web Auction 19, 26-28 February 2022, 3799.
Imitations of Edward the Confessor's pennies are known to have been struck in Denmark during the so called 'Stridsperioden’ (literally meaning a ‘time of dispute’), an unsettled time period when the three rivals Magnus den Gode, Harald Hardrade, and Svend Estridsen competed against each other for the Danish throne. This coin is of somewhat wilder and cruder style than the usual imitations related to the 'Stridsperioden', therefore our attribution is tentative.