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BM02909

Wulfred Penny Sweferd

Wulfred (805-832), Archbishop of Canterbury, silver Penny, moneyer Swefherd, type III (pre 823), facing tonsured bust of Archbishop to edge of coin, legend surrounding commencing top left, +VVLFRED A RCHIFPI, rev. Dorovernia monogram, linear circle and legend surrounding, +SVVEFHERD MONETA, weight 1.17g (Naismith C47.2b; S.889). One hairline short split at 7 o'clock on obverse to inner circle, toned with a good portrait, good very fine and rare.

Dorovernia is the Latin name for Canterbury as featured in the reverse monogram, with the legends translating as "Archbishop Wulfred" on the obverse and "Swefherd Moneyer" on reverse.

Provenance:

Found Poole, Dorest, 2004.

Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, 6th July 2005, lot 154.

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