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Unique ID: SUR-9A3435
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
This coin was sold by auction at Sothebys on 18.05.2015
This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 16.74 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Thursday 30th April 2015
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Other reference: B15-398
Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries
Type: N 302 (Light coinage, Portrait; floriate cross with lozenge centre reverse)
Obverse description: Bare-headed Roman style bust, draped and cuirassed, facing right; serpent above.
Obverse inscription: OFFA // :REX (REX to left running top to bottom)
Reverse description: Beaded quatrefoil with fleurs in angles and pellet centre. Inscription within pellet circles in angles.
Reverse inscription: +P/EN/DR/Ed
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
4 Figure: SU8477
Four figure Latitude: 51.48572323
Four figure longitude: -0.79163251
1:25K map: SU8477
1:10K map: SU87NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Chick, D.||2010||The Coinage of Offa and His Contemporaries||London||Spink|