Reproduction Alfred The Great Penny

Alfred The Great Penny
Product Code: ALCOIN
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Price: £4.50
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Obverse: Diademed portrait bust of Alfred right. Text around AELFRED REX.

Reverse: Londonia monogram, triangle of three pellets top and bottom, cross pattee to the left and cross to the right. Text above IILEVINE MONETA.

History: Alfred was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. He is famous for his defence of the kingdom against the Vikings, becoming as a result the only English monarch to be awarded the epithet "the Great" by his people. Alfred was the first King of Wessex to style himself "King of England".

Date: Moneyer IILEVINE London, 886-99.

Diameter: 1.9cm

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