Silver penny of Harold II
This coin was struck in Winchester by the moneyer Anderbode in what was to be a fateful year for Harold and for England. The obverse is inscribed +HAROLDRE+ANGL (Harold Rex Anglorum - 'Harold king of the English') and the reverse +ANDERBODEONWII ('Anderbode of Winchester'). Harold, of course, was defeated and killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The defeat led to William I, Duke of Normandy, becoming the first Norman king of England.