Offa, King of Mercia (757-796), non-portrait Penny, light coinage (780-92), London type, Moneyer Aethelwald, OF.FA / REX in two lines divided by beaded bar with bifurcated ends, outer beaded circle both sides, rev moneyer name in two lines divided by beaded bar with crescent ends, .EDEL. / .VALD, 1.11g (Chick 12d this coin; Blunt 55pt.; N.287; S.904).
Quite chipped, otherwise toned very fine and very rare.
Found Boxley, near Maidstone, Kent, July 1989. Coin Register 1989, number 74 – recorded as found in Borley, Essex in error! ex Christies, 15th May 1990, lot 159A