Anglo Saxon King Aethelred II Silver Penny by EDPINE of Rochester

Anglo Saxon King Aethelred II Silver Penny by EDPINE of Rochester

Code: 12068

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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!

DENOMINATION: Penny

CULTURE: Saxon England

DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 19.52mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.62 grams

ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1151

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Estonia.