St Edmund Penny (LEIC-4FC58C)
A silver St Edmund memorial penny found 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 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.
- circa 895 — 910
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- Anglo-Scandinavian, coin, Currency, Danelaw, East_Anglia, Economy, Leicestershire, mints, moneyers, penny, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, silver, St_Edmund, trade
You can see the original at Private Ownership.
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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
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Image (c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY 2.0