Silver halfpenny of Edward the Elder
From an archaeological excavation on the Cathedral Green, Winchester, Hampshire
The coinages of the reigns following Alfred clearly mark the the growth of Wessex. His son, Edward the Elder, commemorates the building of the 'burghs' on his coins - the towns given strengthened defences to keep the Danes in check, of which Winchester was one. The obverse of this coin reads +EADWEARDREX ('King Edward') and the reverse gives the name of the moneyer, Leofhelm.