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Historic Find!

Posted by on August 23, 2013
King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

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!

King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

King Athelwulf of Wessex hammered silver coin

Congrats to the Silver Fox for his truly HISTORIC FIND!!!!

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