Copper alloy coin; Denomination: styca
Issued by Eanred, King of Northumbria
The kingdom of Northumbria was made up of the former Angle kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira which were united under Aethelfirth circa 604. The early sceatta coinage gave was to the copper alloy styca in Northumbria in the early ninth century, probably under Aelfwald II. The first coins of this denomination to be produced and preserved in large numbers came under Eanred (c. 808-841) from about 830. Issues of the Kings of Northumbria ane paralleled by issues from the archbishops of York. Viking invasion towards the end of the century saw an end to the kingdom and the styca coinage.
The legend around a central cross, EANRED REX
The legend around a central cross, + FORDRED
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Lincoln, 15 Mar 1976
810 - 841 AD
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.214 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage.
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.