This silver penny is based on of an original discovered in Melton, Leicestershire. 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. This coin appears to have been made with a poorl- engraved die and features a blundered inscription naming the moneyer. The Portable Antiquities Scheme suggests that the moneyer’s name was Winegar. The inscription reads YVINRE NO.
- circa 895 — 910
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- Anglo-Scandinavian, coin, Currency, Danelaw, East_Anglia, Economy, Leicestershire, penny, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, religion, reproduction, silver, St_Edmund, trade
You can see the original at Private Ownership.
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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
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Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions