Archb'p Wulfhere, Wulfred -
Northumbria, Archbishop Wulfhere (c. 849/50-900), Styca, Phase IIc, Wulfred, VVLFHERE AREP+, neat square lettering, rev. VVLF.R+PE, part retrograde, central motif (1a/3), 0.94g, 270° (Styca Supplement plate coin; SCBI 69, 1065 this coin; North 197; Spink 871); evidently a hybrid of competent and more naive die-cutting.
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21050, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part II - Northumbria, March 18th 2021, lot #572. Provenance: C Best, September 2009 ~ Found ‘2 miles west of Thirsk’ (North Yorkshire), September 2009 ~ [EMC 2010.0033 = BNJ Coin Register 2010, no. 156]