Penny of King Aethelred of East Anglia
- Art Funded
- Diameter: 2.1 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £2,500 (Total: £6,000)
- S Clarkson
This is the first coin of King Aethelred's reign to be acquired by Norwich Castle. The coin was probably struck in either Ipswich or Thetford. The museum aims to display the coin in a case examining the Viking presence in East Anglia. The Vikings are a difficult theme to explore in museum displays in East Anglia because so few objects with direct Scandinavian links have survived.
Found by a metal detectorist in 2010.