Reign 925-40 CE

Monetary System
Silver Pennies and Gold Thrymsas
40 Pence = 1 Thrymsa

AEthelstan was born in 894 CE to King Edward of England and Ecgwyn. He became the King of England after his father's death in 924 CE. He was the first English sovereign ever to be crowned on the King's Stone at Kingston-upon-Thames in 925. Æthelstan crushed Scots, Welsh and Vikings at the battle of Brunanburgh and achieved the sovereignty of the whole kingdom of England in 938 CE.

Æthelstan was a patron of monastic communities and especially supported the monastery at Malmesbury. He died in 939 CE and  interred at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, England.

Silver Penny of Aethelstan 924-939 CE.
Mint: York.   Weight: 1.5 gm.    Moneyer: Regnald.
Obverse: Legend EDEL ZTAN REX TO BRIG (Totius Britanniae) and small cross in the center.
Obverse: Legend REGNALD MO EFORPIC and small cross in the center.
References: BMC Anglo-Saxon II,  var. 9
Blunt- plate X, 234; North 672; Seaby 1093.


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