The Silver Coins of England
Edward Hawkins, 1841
Archibishops - Canterbury - Arthilheard and Vulfred
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AEthilheard, Abp. 790 to 803.
To Jaenbrht succeeded AEthilheard, who held the see till 803; he was consequently cotemporary with
Offa and with Coenwlf, kings of Mercia; and both their names occur upon his coins, which are very
rare. The types are,
- Cross crosslet, the prelate being styled AEDILHEARD PONT. Rev. OFFA REX Y in three lines. (141).
Rud. xii. 1.
- EP for episcopus, the prefix AR being placed in the legend. Rev. a tribrach, with V and Y in two of the
angles, the Y referring to Mercia, the V being an omitted letter in COENVLF REX which forms the
legend. (142). Rud. xii. 2. MB. 1. This coin was bought at Mr. Hollis's sale for £15..15s. Compare
it with Cuthred King of Kent (54), and Coenvulf of Mercia (75). Another has also the letter X in an angle
of the tribrach, that letter having been omitted in the word Rex. Rud. xiii. 3. D. of
DEVONSHIRE. In both coins the letter O in the king's name is part of the terminating curve of
- Obv. as the last. Rev. Y. Rud. xiii. 4.
Vulfred, 803 to 830.
Vulfred succeeded AEthilheard in 803, and upon his pennies omitted the name of the cotemporary
king; placing his own name and front faced portrait upon the obverse, and the name of his moneyer or
his metropolis upon the reverse. The types of the reverses are,
- A monogram probably meaning Doroberniae civitatis. Rud. xiii. 1. On this coin the bust extends to
the outer circle. HUNTER. MB. 1. which was Mr. Tyssen's.
- Another, which was Mr. Hollis's, has the bust within the inner circle. (143). MB.
- Cross crosslet; legend Doroberniae civitatis. Rud. xiii. 2. PEMBROKE.
- Dorobernia civitas, in three lines. Rud. xiii. 3. Pegge's Plates. D. of DEVONSHIRE ?
- DRVR CITS; legend, moneyer's name. (144). MB. 1. purchased in 1836 for £6..6s. Mr.
Luscombe has one. In Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, the bust is confined within the inner circle. All v. r.
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