Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Offa Rex

Re-reading Mercian Hymns today, I looked for photos of Offa's coins on internet. A plethora of information and mis-information about Offa exists on-line. Here is a sampling:

BBC "Anglo Saxon Coins," (
British Museum, "Gold imitation dinar of Offa," (
British Museum, "Silver Coin of Cynethryth, wife of Offa of Mercia,"(
King Offa Primary School, "Who was King Offa?" (
Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam, "An Anglo-Saxon King Proclaims the Unity of Allah..."
"Coins of the Anglo-Saxon King Offa Rex" (