Pennys from Heaven…

Æthelred II of Wessex…

The everyday run-of-the-mill coins we find as metal detectorists are too far gone for us to identify, let alone be able to have any form of a positive ID, but when we find a coin that has something left, i think we all should try to find an ID…

Most people, instead of trying themselves to find the age of a coin will turn to social media sites, i think personally they are missing out on a large part of metal detecting, yet that’s what i have done to confirm the mint of this coin of Aethelred II, so thank you to the group The Silver Hammie Identification Group, especially “mark justmark” for the confirmation of the Cambridge mint…

I personally do not have a lot of coins from this era, and as such have very little experience of the coins, but when i found this Saxon Coin of Aetheralred ll in Essex, i knew that it was a Saxon & was able to get a positive ID of the Monarch from the spinks coin book, but was left with the ID of the mint a bit sketchy, and was confirmed by those more in the know, from the Facebook group The Silver Hammie Identification Group

As you can see from the above map, Wessex was on the border of what is now Essex, with Cambridge over the border in Mercia…
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Fred’s End Note…

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