Anglo-Saxon Coins and Brooches

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain

Coin minted in Wessex under Alfred.

Coin minted under Aethelstan.

Coin showing Edward the Martyr.

Coin showing Edwig.

Anglo-Saxon Fuller Brooch

Alfred Jewel that states: 'Aelfred mec heht Gewyrcan' or 'Alfred ordered me to be made'. Discovered 1693 at Athelney, Somerset.

Anglo-Saxon Brooch.

Helmet buried discovered at Sutton Hoo.


Line drawings except Fuller Brooch from Palmer, J. (1992), History: Key Stage 2 Teacher's Resource Book, National Curriculum Blueprints, Cheltenham: Stanley Thorne (Publishers) Limited.

Images from Reader's Digest (1973), 2 The Fires of Faith, Milestones of History, Second edition, London: George Weidenfeld and Nicolson, '886 England for the English', 74-78.

Images from Reader's Digest (2006), Between Cross and Crescent: 430-907, Reader's Digest Illustrated History of the World, London: Reader's Digest Association Limited, 25.


Adrian Worsfold