Anglo-Viking Daish East Anglia St. Edmund memorial coinage Circa 895-918AD Silver Penny ex Baldwin hoard (1993)
Anglo-Viking Daish East Anglia St. Edmund memorial coinage Circa 895-918AD Silver Penny. ex Baldwin hoard (see below)
18mm, 1.50g, SCBI 960
A most pleasing example struck in good metal and with little wear, attractive toning.
This coin comes with an old collectors ticket and is part of the ‘Baldwin hoard’, a small hoard of 44 St Edmund pennies which were sold by Baldwins in 1993. More information is available by clicking here: The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society : British Numismatic Society : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Edmund is considered to have originated from East Anglia, though little is known about him. He was killed in c.870AD for refusing to renounce Christ, following ongoing hostilities after a combined invasion by Norse warriors. He became venerated as a saint and a martyr, and his shrine made Bury St Edmunds a significant place of pilgrimage. The memorial coinage was issued around the time East Anglia was absorbed into Wessex by Edward the Elder.
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