Edward the Confessor, King of all England 1042-1066 AD

Moneyer Aedwine on Lewes mint (East Sussex). Pointed helmet, bearded portrait facing right, holding scepter; reverse, short cross voided, each limb ending in 3 crescents with an annulet at center.

A gorgeous penny featuring a fabulous portrait and superb obverse, struck on a full broad flan of good metal having complete beaded rims, reverse cross and legend sharp but somewhat doubled from strike, the patina a somewhat iridescent golden gray.