15 coins of King Offa by Unknown Artist

Enormous variety of designs, including zoomorphic decoration and runic inscriptions.


Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each diameter 1.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Derek Chick

Also inlcudes previously unknown designs (e.g. 'cross-on-steps') and types (one example is overstruck). This type of coin marks an important stage in the development of English coinage, and demonstrates the vibrant and innovative artistic developments of the 8th century.

Provenance

Each coin individual provenance (see file); collection of Derek Chick.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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