Kings of England Aethelstan Silver Penny 924-939AD Folcred, Crowned Bust

£2,950.00

Code: OS69

Kings of England Aethelstan Silver Penny 924-939AD Moneyer Folcred, Corwned bust type.
21mm, 1.34g

This coin comes with an old collectors ticket

A wellstruck example of this often weakly struck type, even dark tone.

Background to Aethelstan
The eldest son of Edward the Elder, Aethelstan succeeded in the re-conquest of Danish controlled territory with the capture of York in 927AD. He introduced the coinage law at Grately which stated that there should be one coinage throughout the kings land and no minting except in a port; it also outlined the quota of moneyers for each borough.

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