The Collection of British and European Coins Formed by the Late Julian Birch

Date of Auction: 12th November 2015

Sold for £700

Estimate: £600 - £800

Kings of Mercia, Offa (757-96), Penny, Heavy coinage, Canterbury, Osmod, +offa rex in two lines, Mercian m above, pellets in field, rev. osmod between two lines, ornamental design above and below, 1.24g/3h (Chick 239e, this coin; CEB 103; N 320; S 908). Very fine but edges chipped, rare £600-800


Provenance: Found near Haverhill (Suffolk), April 1995 (EMC 1996.0172); bt M. Vosper January 1997