Kings of Mercia Coenwulf AD 796-821 Silver Penny


Code: GS702

Kings of Mercia Coenwulf AD 796-821 Silver Penny

Tribrach type


S914; 19mm, 1.17g. small fold to edge, clear detail.

This coin is a part of the St Austell collection, formed in the 1990’s-2000’s and comes with find area provenance.

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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