Penny of Offa, King of Mercia by Unknown Artist

The coin has a design and writing on one side and the inscription 'Offa' with a design above and below on the other.


Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter 1.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£438 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
M Vowles

This coin was struck by the moneyer Deimund, one of the rarer moneyers of that King, probably striking at Canterbury.

Provenance

Found by the vendor in Westbury in 2000.

Venue details

Wiltshire Museum 41 Long Street, DEVIZES Wiltshire SN10 1NS 01380 727369 www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.50)

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Sun, 12noon – 4pm

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