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No 785 - Gold Mancus of Coenwulf

No 785 - Gold Mancus of Coenwulf Image

Gold Mancus of Coenwulf AD 796-821

The obverse shows Coenwulf facing right with the wording COENWULK REX M with a contraction over the M, the standard form of contraction for Merciorum, giving a full inscription of "Coenwulf, King of the Mercians"

The reverse shows lettering around a central ornate cross, looking like a flower with eight petals. The inscription reads "GRVNALVNDONIAE"

Made from a modern die cut by a master craftsman to represent this type and hand struck from pewter which has then been gold plated. The die maker has used the name Grunal as the moneyer on the coin.

Your Price:£4.19
Weight:2.20 g