Drawing of a St Edmund Penny

A silver St Edmund memorial penny from East Anglia

Between 895 and 915, Scandinavian settlers in East Anglia minted a series of pennies and half pennies with the inscription SCE EADMVND REX (St Edmund the king). These coins appear to have been used widely throughout the Danelaw, and a large number of them were discovered in the Cuerdale Hoard from Lancashire.

Object Type

Coin

Date

895 — 915

Ascribed Culture

Material

Collection

Viking Designs

Keywords

coin, Danelaw, East_Anglia, mints, moneyers, St_Edmund, trade

Further information

Acknowledgements

Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme