Kings of Mercia Coenwulf 796-821AD Silver Penny (East Anglia, Portrait type)


Code: RS820

Kings of Mercia Coenwulf 796-821AD Silver Penny. East Anglia type, probably minted in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Crude diademed bust right / Moneyer’s name LVLX in leaves in arms of cross.

Good metal and pleasing crude East Anglian style. No edge damage, a decent example.

S919, 19mm, 1.29g

Provenance will be provided.

Coenwulf (796-821): A high ranking Mercian noble who took control after the unexpected death of the latter’s son, Coenwulf was an effective ruler who pursued an aggressive domestic policy against the kingdom’s enemies. This is most prominently visible against the rebellious vassal provinces of East Anglia and Kent, but also in several campaigns against the Welsh. A coin of Coenwulf currently holds the honour of being one of the most expensive English coins ever to have been sold at auction, the famous gold ‘mancus’ discovered in Bedfordshire and purchased by the British Museum in 2006 for the sum of £350,000.

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