Edward the Martyr Penny

Edward the Martyr (0975-0978)

Classification: ANGLO-SAXON; Kings of Wessex; House of Wessex; Kings of All England; Hammered.

Edward was born around 962 and became King when he was aged about 13 on 8 July 975. His reign was short and he was murdered in Corfe, Dorset, on 18 March 978, although the circumstances of his death, motive and perpetrator are unclear. Edward was succeeded by his brother, Ethelred the Unready.

 Obverse Reverse 975 Penny - Edward the Martyr
Mintage: Rare

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