Our Athelstan Medieval Saxon Penny is a Saxon Replica Coin of the small cross type. King Athelstan 924 - 939 A.D. Silver Penny *** Made from sterling silver. In 927AD Aethelstan invaded the Viking territory of Northumberland in northern England and laid claim to the title of 1st King of England. Each of our replica historic coins will satisfy the needs of living history groups and coin collectors. These coins are semi-replica hammered coins that really do look and feel authentic. Weights, alloys, and fineness are kept close to the originals making these replica medieval coins the best on the market. Original coins are carefully analyzed to determine engraving techniques used to recreate the dies in fine detail. To assure that these coins are not mistaken as the real thing, the legend is slightly altered to distinguish these coins for what they are. Additionally, an example of each replica coin is held by Museums for reference. Obverse - A small cross in the inner circle. The Inscription reads EDELSTAN REX. Reverse - The mintors name in 2 lines, with crosses and pellets.
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