Wessex Coin (Saxon), King Eadwig, 955-959 AD

£0.95

This is a reproduction of a find from Lund, Denmark. Ship type, circa 870-890AD and is made using English Pewter.

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Description

Wessex Coin (Saxon), King Eadwig, 955-959 AD


Provenance:

Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 44th edition, Spink, 2009, page 112 ref-1126


We are delighted to offer for sale these close copies of the original coin.

The Coin is hand struck with our own hand cut dies, The coin is available in either lead free English Pewter or fine (925) Silver (POA)

These make a great addition to any pouch or Living history dice game, Suitable for all cultures of the period.

These coins are accepted for use within:

The Vikings (NFPS)

Regia Anglorum.

Many other Groups and Societies also accept these for use, if in doubt please check with your group/society Authenticity/Provenance Officer or refer to your kit Guides. If you would like to add your Group or Society to the above list please let us know


What do we know about King Eadwig?

Family.

The elder son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury.

Life as King.

Eadwig became king in 955 aged 15 following the death of his uncle Eadred. Eadwig’s short reign was tarnished by disputes with nobles and men of the church, including Archbishops Dunstan and Oda. He died in 959, having ruled less than four years. He was buried in the capital Winchester. His brother Edgar the Peaceful succeeded him.

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