A silver Northumbrian penny found near Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Northumbrian Penny (NLM-0D491E)
A silver Northumbrian penny found near Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire
This silver penny was minted in the name of King Eanred of Northumbria. The obverse shows a possibly helmeted and cuirassed individual and reads +EANRE AD RE; the initial cross doubles as X. The reverse reads +CO/ER/[?I]/HO/LI. This particular example was likely brought to Nottinghamshire from Northumbria by means of the Great Army’s overwintering activities in and around Nottingham.