Mint condition 9th century coin found beneath York Minster
Published on February 8th, 2013 | by Admin0
The coin found is a ‘sceatta’, a silver coin about the size of a five pence piece. Unusually, it was found in mint condition, with clear markings that enabled the moneyer to be identified as Eadwine, who is known to have minted coins for the Northumbrian royal court.
The coin was minted for Archbishop Eanbald, who had connections to the famed court of Charlemagne, say the archaeologists.
Story: Gavin Aitchison, The York Press | Photo: The York Press