Reproduction St Edmund Penny

A reproduction of a silver penny minted in memory of St Edmund

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.

Object Type



circa 895 — 910

Ascribed Culture





Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership


Anglo-Scandinavian, coin, Currency, Danelaw, East_Anglia, Economy, Leicestershire, penny, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, religion, reproduction, silver, St_Edmund, trade

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Find out about Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.


Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

(c) Centre for the Study of the Viking Age