This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at Rochester by the moneyer EDPINE (+EDPINE MΩO ROFE). +ÆĐELRED REX ANGLOX. It is a full-round coin, well struck but with a piercing from use in Viking held territory. This coin would have been given as payment (Danegeld) from the English to the Vikings, having been minted in England and found in Estonia!
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 19.52mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.62 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1151
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Estonia.
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