A silver St Edmund memorial penny found near Ancaster, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
St. Edmund Penny (LEIC-8D0E07)
A silver St. Edmund memorial penny found near Ancaster, Lincolnshire
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 poorly 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.