Viking, East Anglia, Silver Penny, 885-915
St. Edmund memorial coinage silver penny. About as struck and extremely rare.
Category: Hammered silver
Spink. Not listed.
Description: About as struck with much remaining lustre. Obverse reads:- +SC EADN ['S' on it's back] around Alpha. Reverse reads:- SC EAID ['S' on it's back], around Cross Pattee. St Edmund's name each side. Full round, well centred and even strike.
JJ North lists N 483/1 as extremely rare. Only seven listed in SCBI and EMC against 471 of N.483. Probably the finest known.
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