Wednesday, April 25, 2007

King Offa of Mercia

King Offa of Mercia hexagram

Photo is courtesy of Shlomo Moussaieff, collector of Biblical archaeology. This coin had been minted by King Offa who was the King of Mercia from 757 until his death in 796.

To this period belong also Star of David on Sceattas:

Sceattas are small thick silver coins minted in England, Frisia (in the northwest of the Netherlands) and Jutland (in Denmark) during the Anglo-Saxon period (in the 5th to 11th centuries). Sceattas were mainly found in England and Frisia, but also in Denmark (Ribe) and Germany. 

Photo (Courtesy of Arie Marinus van Herwijnen owner of shows 7th/8th century Sceat.

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