My namesake

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by offa the saxon, Aug 5, 2020.

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    What better way to start the day an offa London heavy coinage penny
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What took you so long to create a 2nd thread?
    I'm sure you have many more to share.
    ;)
     
  4. Yes quite a few thanks
     
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  5. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Nice coin. I love Saxon coins but those from 8th century England are very sparse and not cheap!

    My only Offa is a cut halfpenny (but at least I got the half with his and the moneyer's names on it):

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    Light Coinage, Group II, 780-792, London. Moneyer Aethelweald. OFFA with chevron-barred A over REX and separated by line of pellets with forked ends. Moneyer name in two lines ADEL PALD divided by line of pellets with forked ends.
     
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  6. A beautiful example and so crisp in detail
     
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