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Exceptional Offa Penny

434947. Sold For $8250

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.27 g, 1h). Light coinage, non-portrait type. Caentwarabyrig (Canterbury) mint; Ealred, moneyer. Struck circa 779-792/3. มɭ ŖŖ ⍒⎀ ⌓ҟ in angles of long cross botonnée over saltire botonnée / ม⍒ ⌦ ⎀ ⌓č on the limbs of a Celtic cross with fleurs in angles, lozenge center containing a cross or saltire; pommée-headed lines in angles. Chick 100a = EMC 2001.1168 = Coin Register 2001, 58 (this coin); SCBI –; BMC –; cf. North 263 (for obv.); SCBC 904. EF, toned. Well centered on exceptional metal. The only recorded example of this type.

Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb 54 (19 June 2002), lot 129. Found in Folksworth, near Peterborough, England, 27 November 2001.