King of Mercia
Coenwulf became King of Mercia upon the death of Offa and his son in 796 and reigned for a long period of time until 821AD. Coenwulf was a descendant of PENDA’S youngest brother. Worcestershire is first mentioned in a land grant he made to Bishop Deneberht sometime between 814 and 820 AD. Upon his death, he was succeeded by Ceolwulf I.
AR Silver Penny