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No 660 Anglo-Saxon Penny of King Alfred

No 660 Anglo-Saxon Penny of King Alfred Image

This beautiful little Saxon penny was issued by King Alfred the Great who was the brother and successor to Aethelred. Alfred had to contend with invading Danish armies for much of his reign (871-899). In 878 he and Guthrum the Dane, divided the country, with Alfred holding all England south and west of Watling Street. Alfred occupied London in 886 AD.

Made from a modern die cut by a master craftsman to represent this type and hand struck from pewter.

This coin shows Alfred’s bust facing right and reads ELFREDR. The reverse has the Londonia monogram.

Your Price:£2.59
Weight:2.20 g