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Viking York

When the Vikings came to York they changed the Anglo-Saxon name Eoforwic to 'Jorvik' and during their hundred year stay, they turned it into a thriving trading post. Ivar the Boneless took York in 866. In 954 the last Viking king, Eric Bloodaxe, was expelled from York and it was re-absorbed into Anglo-Saxon England. The coinage varied widely with influences from the Christian church as well as the English kings and Scandinavian imagery.


An example of Viking/Saxon coinage from East Anglia can be seen on the Anglo-Saxon page - St Edmund 'Memorial' penny.

Viking Kingdom of York, Silver Penny, Patriarchal Cross, 895-920AD



Obverse: Patriarchal cross with pellets to top bar, CNVT at limbs of patriarchal cross, REX between

Reverse: Small cross in centre, beaded surround, legend EBRAICE CIVITAS around

20mm, 1.22g

Grade: Extremey fine, slight scratch to reverse,

Prov: Ex Lockdales, described as hoard coin, but no details

Ref: S991


£870 SOLD

Southern Danelaw, Two Line Penny Fragment, Based on Alfred the Great's Later Issue


Obverse: [--] FR ED RE, small cross pattee

Reverse: LVCH ANDIF in two line (partly retrograde)

0.97g, 20mm

Ref:S 966, N475/1, moneyer uncertain

Grade: A large fragment, broken and repaired.

Prov: Ex DNW



£660 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

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