A.D. 757 x 796 (Freoricburna, Surrey). Offa, king of Mercia, to the church at Woking, Surrey; grant of 20 hides (manentes) at Woking. Latin




1. London, Society of Antiquaries, 60, ff. 37v-38r (s. xii med.)
2. Peterborough, DC., 1, f. 130v (s. xiii med.)


K, 168; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 380 (no. 4); B, 275; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 1, no. 88


Stubbs 1861a, p. 205, cited; Stenton 1933, p. 323, shows signs of antiquity, probably belongs in Offa's reign (= Stenton 1970, p. 189); Gelling, ECTV, no. 316, authentic; Scharer 1982, p. 274, dubious; Keynes 1994c, p. 38 n. 161, on place of issue; Keynes 1994c, p. 42

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    • + In trino nomine divinitatis individuæ . Juste a nobis pietatis opera persolvenda sunt . Iccirco ego Offa ipso piissimo præordinante Deo rex Merciorum rogatus a venerabili abbati meo nomine Pusa . simul et a præfecto meo vocabulo Brorda