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EM13459

Offa Penny, London group II, moneyer Lulla

Offa, King of Mercia (757-796), silver Penny, London Mint, group II, moneyer Lulla, undraped bust right extending to bottom of coin, beaded circles and legend surrounding, +.OF.FA.R.EX.+., rev. cross of petals over a saltire of petals with bars between extremities, beaded circles and legend surrounding which is divided by circular bosses with pellet borders, +L.: VL:. :.A:., weight 1.27g (Chick 65e this coin; British Museum SCBI 67:27; Mack SCBI 20:564; N.313; S.905). Toned, some light porosity, with a pleasing portrait, good very fine and scarce.

It has been noted in the past that Offa invited engravers over from the continent to work on his coinage resulting in very life-like artistic portraits such as we have here. An art that was lost not long after in the Anglo-Saxon period until the advent of the Rennaisance period and the Tudor coin portraits later.

Provenance:

Ex Glendining, 4th September 1974, lot 115.

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, April 1977, item 3092.

Ex Ridgemount Collection, Spink Coin Auction 69, 20th April 1989, lot 34.

Ex Lawrence R. Stack Collection, Sotheby, 22nd April 1999, lot 288.

Ex C.N.G. purchased June 2004, inventory number 738230.

Ex Richard Jourdan Collection, C.N.G. Triton XXIII, 15th January 2020, lot 1227.

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