Tribute paid to the Danes (Dane Gold).
*term retrieved from Netserf Medieval Glossary
From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle:
AD 1050. The same year King Edward abolished the Danegeld which King Ethelred imposed. That was in the thirty-ninth year after it had begun. That tribute harassed all the people of England so long as is above written; and it was always paid before other imposts, which were levied indiscriminately, and vexed men variously.