This article discusses a coin which recently came to the author’s attention, and which was found near Nizy-le-Comte, dép. Aisne, France, 2018. It forms part of a growing body of Anglo-Saxon coin-finds from France. However, having been found outside the UK, it is not included in the major British-based corpora of coin-finds such as the EMC or PAS.
The coin in question is a silver penny of the ‘Circumscription Cross’ type, which was widely produced in Edgar’s reign (959–75) prior to the major coin-reform of the early 970s. The most intriguing feature of this coin is the name of the mint-place found on the reverse, which is otherwise unknown in the reign of Edgar or indeed of all Anglo-Saxon kings. This coin therefore represents a new mint-place for the reign.
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