hēafod-gold, n.n: head-gold, i.e. crown.

emma_fullsizeImage: Queen Emma, with her sons Edward and Harthacnut, being presented the Encomium Emmae Reginae (from the Encomium Emmae).

Anglo-Saxons.net: “Emma was the daughter of Richard I, count of Rouen, and was brought up in Normandy. In 1002 she crossed to England (where she was given the Old English name Ælfgifu), and married King Æthelred (978-1016). She would be an important force in English politics for the next forty years, only really retiring after her son, Edward the Confessor, deprived her of her lands and treasures in 1043.”

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