Anglo-Saxon Coenwulf of Mercia 'Beornferth at Canterbury' Pincer Cross Penny 026543

Anglo-Saxon Coenwulf of Mercia 'Beornferth at Canterbury' Pincer Cross Penny 026543
Excessively Rare Anglo-Saxon Coenwulf of Mercia 'Beornferth at Canterbury' Pincer Cross Penny
Silver, 1.00 grams; 20.31 mm. Canterbury, Group III-IV, circa 810 - 820 AD. Obverse:+COENVVLF REX, around diademed bust to edge of flan facing right, within inner circle. Reverse: [BIO]RNFRED MONETA (NE ligated), Beornferth at Canterbury, around ornate pincer cross pellet in centre and wedges in angles and within limbs. S 916; N 347. Ex Merritt collection; found Devises, Wiltshire, UK and recorded with Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Extremely fine, chipped. No coins of this moneyer for this type recorded on the Early Medieval Coin Corpus (EMC) and only a single specimen for this moneyer known from 176 individual coins having been found in the UK to date (see EMC 2009.0136).
£1250.00  

The oppressive Coenwulf succeeded to the throne on the death of Ecgfrith, son of Offa. In 798 he invaded Kent, deposed and imprisoned Eadberht Prien, and made his own brother Cuthred king. Cutlired reigned in Kent from 798 to 807, when he died, and Ccefiwulf seems to have taken Kent into his own hands. Coenwulf may have instigated the raid of ~lthelmund, earl of the Hwicce, upon the accession of Ecgberht. He died in 821, and was succeeded by his brother Ceolwulf I.
  

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