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ME660 - DENMARK, Svend Estridsen (1047-1075), Silver Penning, 1.11g., 17mm Lund mint (Lund, Skåne (now Sweden)), Christ enthroned, rev.,  voided long cross, each arm terminating in three crescents, retrograde legend, (Hauberg 6), toned, extremely fine, attractive style. $795 SOLD

It is believed that the Byzantine inspired designs of Sven Estridsen's early coinage are inspired by the coins in the vast treasure that his contemporary Harald Hardrada brought back to Scandinavia with from the Byzantine empire. Harald, an initial supporter of Svend in his struggle to seize the Danish throne, had been a commander in the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine emperor and had amassed a huge treasure in his service .