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LOT 3000

Sold for (Inc. bp): £11,160

ANGLO-SAXON COINS - EADBERHT PRAEN - CANTERBURY / DUDA - PENNY
796-798 AD
(1.39 grams.).

Kings of Kent. Obv: with EAD / BEARHT / REX in three lines with HT in monogram divided by pellet-ended bars with trefoil before first and third lines and pellet after first. Rev: with DV / DA in two lines with many pellets around, within a shield-like device with cross and pellets at sides. Extremely fine; about as struck. Excessively rare; the second recorded specimen.

PROVENANCE:
Found near Maidstone, Kent, UK, 2016.

PUBLISHED:
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2016.0254 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. 875 variant; N. 202/1; Naismith C5.1.

FOOTNOTES:
This is the second known specimen of Naismith type C5.1, from different dies to C5.1a.