Reign 946-55 CE

Monetary System

Silver Pennies and Gold Thrymsas
40 Pence = 1 Thrymsa

Edred was born in 924 CE to King Edward of England and Eadgifu (Edgiva). He became the King of England after his brother  Edmound's death in 946 CE.  He completly subjugated Northumbria. He expelled the Eric Bloodaxe from Northumbria in 954 CE.

Eadred died in 955 CE at Frome, Somerset and interred at Winchester Cathedral in London, England.

Silver Penny of Eadred. 946-955 CE.
Mint: Unknown.   Weight: 1.2 gm.   Moneyer: Osferth.
Obverse: Legend EADRED REX around a small cross.
Reverse: Legend OSFE  RD MO (Osferth, moneyer).
References: North 707; Seaby 1113.


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RK. September 1, 2001.