Wigmund (archbishop of York)

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Gold solidus of Wigmund
Term ended854
Predecessor Wulfsige
Successor Wulfhere
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Wigmund was a medieval Archbishop of York, who was consecrated in 837 and died in 854. [1]



During the ninth century, both kings of Northumbria and archbishops of York minted styca coinage. [2] Historian Stewart Lyon estimated that Wigmund produced coinage from between 837 to 846. [3] The coins issued by Wigmund were minted by a number of moneyers, including Aethelweard, Hunlaf and Coenred. [2] Unique and separate from the copper-alloy, mass-produced stycas, is a gold solidus, produced by Wigmund potentially as an ecclesiastical gift. [4]


  1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 224
  2. 1 2 Pirie, Elizabeth J. E. (Elizabeth Jean Elphinstone), 1932-2005. (1996). Coins of the Kingdom of Northumbria c.700-867 in the Yorkshire collections : the Yorkshire Museum, York, the University of Leeds, the City Museum, Leeds. Llanfyllin, Powys: Galata. ISBN   0-9516671-4-9. OCLC   38338882.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Kay, Richard (1 January 1983). "Wulfsige and Ninth-Century Northumbrian Chronology". Northern History. 19 (1): 8–14. doi:10.1179/nhi.1983.19.1.8. ISSN   0078-172X.
  4. Pirie, E J E (2006). "The Coinage of Northumbria, 670-876". Coinage And History in the North Sea World, C. AD 500-1250: Essays in Honour of Marion Archibald. Brill. p. 216. ISBN   9789004147775.

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