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St Peter's Money replica
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:54:28 AM »
A pewter replica of a coin minted at Coppergate in Viking Age York. 23.5mm.

The legend, obverse; +EÐELSTAN REX TO BRI; Small cross pattée in border. reverse; SCIPE / TR IMO; legend divided by sword right, inverted triangle below, is abbreviated Latin, for Sancti Petrus Moneta, St Peter's Money.

A Viking era silver penny from the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England. Apparently the original was struck in the name of the Anglo-Saxon king Æthelstan (924-39), grandson of Alfred the Great.

It is a mule.  Obverse is from a penny of the Saxon king, Æthelstan, while the reverse is a "St Peters Penny" with the Sword of Peter, Thor's Hammer, and the legend "SCI PETRI MO" struck circa 919-925 AD by the Viking colonists in York.

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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 11:34:22 AM »
A similar hand hammered replica coin by the Bigbury Mint can be seen here, showing a Silver Penny of Eric Bloodaxe.

Obverse: Crude sword between two lines of lettering. ERIC REX Reverse: Short cross with four pellets within inner circle.

The original reverse inscription would have given the name of the moneyer, but the engraver has taken the opportunity to claim his slice of perpetuity.

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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 04:26:41 AM »
Another piece from the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England.

??? 2012 aluminium 22.6mm
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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 08:23:38 PM »
I visited Jorvik VC many moons ago. At that time, guests could hammer their own coin.

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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 09:40:08 PM »
The St Peter side of Malcolm's Jorvik coin in the OP is also the subject of a Westair reproduction. On the reverse it is attributed to King Sihtric of Jorvik.


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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 10:10:05 PM »
I now have another piece very similar to the first, but larger at 24.6mm, it looks to be the Sihtric of Jorvik obverse while the reverse is harder to read but still appears to be +EÐELSTAN REX TO BRI;
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Re: St Peter's Money replica
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 11:17:15 PM »
I struck this type in the Jorvik VC. Legend on the left is SanCtI PE/TRi MOneta. Danes weren't great spellers. ;)

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