Kings of Mercia Coenwulf 796-821AD Silver Penny
Kings of Mercia Coenwulf 796-821AD Silver Penny Profile head/Cross Winhtred
S915, 17x18mm, 1.14g
Some edge loss but still an attractive coin and offering good value for money, seldom are Mid-Saxon period portraits available at this price.
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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