Anglo-Viking Danish East Anglia St. Edmund Memorial Coinage 895-918AD Silver Penny

£1,750.00

Code: HS519

Anglo-Viking Danish East Anglia St. Edmund Memorial Coinage 895-918AD Silver Penny

S960, 19mm, 1.39g.

A beautiful coin, little wear and even, dark tone.

Rough find provenance will be provided.

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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