Offa, King of Mercia, Penny

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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…
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Description

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

Specification

Period757 - 796 AD
DateLight coinage (780-92)
Coin Group

British

Demonination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Offa

Country

England

Coin House

Kings of Mercia

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London mint

ReferencesS.904

Provenance

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

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