“Portrait” Penny of Offa

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Issued by: Offa
Denomination: Penny
Mint: Canterbury
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 05/02/2022
Location: Herefordshire

Description

Penny of Offa dating to 783 – 792, moneyer Babba, probably of Canterbury. This is thought to be only the second example (other in the Fitzwilliam) of a portrait coin by Babba. It is a Find of Note.