In the states, we love finding coins from the 1800s. We nearly faint with a nice 1700s find. Rarer are 1600s (so rare I’ve yet to find one). Anything older is difficult to imagine. But England has some really old stuff. But now imagine finding a coin with a name that’s never been recorded EVER in the history books! I got an email from my friend in the UK who goes by “The Silver Fox.” Appropriately so. He found a coin that’s truly remarkable, and while I can only dream about finding something so fantastic, I am sharing in his excitement. Here’s the email I received from him:
I found my self my first Saxon coin!! YYYIIPPPIIIIEEE!!!!! And not only that but the King is known as King Athelwulf of Wessex (844 – 847 AD) which would of been around the area from where I live and the coin was minted in a place called Rochester!! But the person’s name on the coin has never been recorded before anywhere in England so I have made an amazing discovery for fellow Numismatics!
Congrats to the Silver Fox for his truly HISTORIC FIND!!!!