899 Penny – Edward the Elder


The 899 Penny - Edward the Elder

Silver Penny of Edward the Elder, minted between 899-924. Minted by Moneyer Tila in East Anglia. Diameter 22mm, weight 1.71g.

Bust Diademed (BD) type (BMC iii). SCBC 1084 (maybe 1086?)

Obverse shows a diademed bust facing left. Legend EΛDVVEΛRD REX.

Reverse shows TILI M/ONETΛ over 2 lines with three crosses pattée in between with trefoils above and below.

This coin graded as near EF. Rare, price could be £5,000 to £10,000.

Image credit: CNGCoins


Mintage: Rare
Minted at Provincial mints.
Remember 899 ?
In Roman numerals: DCCCXCIX. After ruling for 28 years, King Alfred the Great dies and is succeeded by his eldest son, Edward the Elder as king of Wessex. There's a few bitter disputes between family members disputing the succession but Edward prevails and rules for around 25 years.
Edward the Elder (0899-0924)
Classification: ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex, Kings of the Anglo-Saxons

Edward the Elder was born around 874 AD and was the eldest son of King Alfred the Great and his wife Ealhswith. Edward became King of the Anglo-Saxons on 26 October 899 with a Coronation on 8 June 900 at Kingston upon Thames. He ruled until his death on 17 July 924.

Edward was married 3 times and had 14 children.
General Description: Penny
The Penny is one of the most famous British coins. The coin itself has been around since 600AD and at various times has been struck in silver, copper and bronze. Originally split into halfpennies and farthing, it is now itself the least denomination coin currently in circulation. Made from copper (actually copper plated steel).

Originally there were 12 pennies in one shilling and 240 pennies in £1; since decimalisation in 1973 there are 100 new pence in one pound.

Specifications of the Penny

  • Diameter: (Bronze) 31 mm (since 1860)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Composition:
    • (1707–1796) Silver
    • (1797–1859) Copper
    • (1860–1970) Bronze
  • Years: 1707–1970
Which Mint: Provincial mints
Not all mints are located in a single place. From the Roman days through to the middle ages it was easier to have local moneyers (trusted people who were allowed to mint coins) rather than make the coins centrally and then have the security and logistics problem of distribution.

There were often dozens of mints, sometimes all making the same coin. The variations and mintmarks are exciting for numismatists, although sometimes it takes an expert to analyse them.

Most English Provincial Mints began to close after 1279 when the Royal Mint opened The Tower Mint (called so as it was housed at the Tower of London), although some continued working for much longer. The central mint gave the King and the Master of the Royal Mint much more control over the production and quality of English coinage.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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