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- subject matching 'Jewellery - Crowns and tiaras'
by Manwine, from a die attributed to Theodoric
silver penny, 1065
3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
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- King Edward (circa 1003-1066), Known as 'The Confessor', reigned 1043-66. Sitter in 8 portraits.
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In the Anglo-Saxon era, portraits on coins were intended as emblems of kingship rather than individual likenesses. However, they demonstrate how leaders could reinforce their claim to rule by disseminating their own image on objects that were used and exchanged on a daily basis. The ruler’s portrait also provided confidence in the legitimacy of the coinage.
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