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King Offa’s Gold Coin

King Offa's gold coin

A unique gold coin lies in the British Museum, with Islamic script engraved on it and the name of a King of England, Offa. Minted over twelve hundred years ago its origin and purpose continues to raise questions

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King Offa 757 – 796

King Offa

The life of King Offa is riddled with surprises. Just who was this man who became the first acknowledged overlord of all the Kingdoms of England, who built great structures across the landscape and yet whose intellect took him to the courts of Charlemagne?

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