Some of the large number of Lydford Silver Pennies in the Stockholm Coin Museum.
Silver Pennies minted in Lydford were widely used in Anglo-Saxon Wessex, along with
silver pennies from other mints in the Kingdom, and large numbers of all such Pennies
were given to the invading Vikings as the successive ransoms called "Dangeld".
Although it is considered (Timms S, 1985; Allan J, 2002) that the Vikings did not
capture Lydford in their attack on the town in AD 997 and so take silver pennies and
silver metal by force, it may be that some of the Lydford pennies in the Stockholm
Coin Museum derive from a local ransom from Lydford to the attacking Vikings. Such
Lydford Pennies would have been of the "Crux" and "Long Cross" types, minted in the
years 993-997 and 997-1003 of the reign of Aethelred II; such coins are among the
Lydford Pennies in the Stockholm Museum (Bateman, 1991).