895 – 903 Viking York Penny Coin

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This coin is a reproduction of a 10th century Viking / Anglo-Saxon penny estimated to have been minted between 895 - 903. This coin is called the York penny as it was found in a coin horde found in 2007 named the Vale of York Hoard which contained 617 silver coins and 65 other items. It is theorised that the horde may have belonged to a wealthy Viking leader who buried the hoard during the reconquest of Northumbria by the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan in 927.

An example of the original artefact is currently on display in the York museum and can be viewed on the following link.

http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/search/item/?id=35005514&search_query=bGltaXQ9MTYmc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9JkNMJTVCMCU1RD1OdW1pc21hdGljcyZHcyU1Qm9wZXJhdG9yJTVEPSUzRSUzRCZHcyU1QnZhbHVlJTVEPTY5MCZHZSU1Qm9wZXJhdG9yJTVEPSUzQyUzRCZHZSU1QnZhbHVlJTVEPTEwMDkmRk49

These coins are hand stamped by a passionate reenactor who performs historical coin minting demonstrations. As each coin is hand stamped small variations may exist adding to the hand made character of the coins.  

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