New type 9 -
This Offa coin was found by metal detectorist Mick Halliday in Hampshire in December 2019,and, according to Dr Martin Allen, this is a new type or variety. Obverse inscription - +OFFA REX MERCI - not found on any of the 19 related coins of the London moneyer Lulla in Derek Chick's book The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries. Chick distinguishes eight varieties in this general type (Chick types 58 to 65, North 313), and this is a ninth. It would have been minted between 779 and 793, and is EMC 2020.0012. on the EMC Database. 1.33 grams.