Immaculate silver pennies minted in Rochester in the reign of Aethelred II 1000 years ago.
These coins are silver pennies of Aethelred II (978-1016); first hand type, BMC IIA; obv: bust facing right, ‘EDELRED REX ANGLO’; rev: hand of providence, name of moneyer (Sideman) & mint (Rochester), ‘SIDEMAN MON ROFE’.
Witness to the sophistication (and wealth) of Anglo-Saxon governance in Kent.
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