Northumbrian Viking Penny

A silver penny ascribed to Vikings in Northumbria found in Thurcaston, Leicestershire

This Sword St. Peter type silver penny is not associated with any particular ruler but was minted in the Viking kingdom of Northumbria. It was found as part of the Thurcaston hoard which was probably buried c.923-925 CE, approximately five years after Leicester had been retaken by Mercia (c.918). The coins in the hoard are Anglo-Saxon, Arabic and Viking, showing the wide-ranging contacts between societies at this time.

Object Type

Coin

Date

circa 921 — 927

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Keywords

coin, Danelaw Saga, hoard, Northumbria, penny, silver, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

This object is related to Thurcaston, Leicestershire.
Find out about Thurcaston, Leicestershire.

Acknowledgements

Image (c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme