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LOT 8019

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

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£2,700 (EUR 3,228; USD 3,289) (+bp*)

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ANGLO-SAXON COINS - KINGS OF KENT - EADBERHT PRAEN - CANTERBURY / EAHDENEH - VARIANT THREE LINE PENNY
796-798 A.D.

Obv: EAD / BEARHT / REX in three lines with last HT ligated with pelletted lines between. Rev: EAH / DENEH in two lines for the moneyer Eahdeneh at Canterbury mint with central cross and foliate side ornaments and pellets below. (1.38 grams.). About as struck; small split at flan edge. Unique; new dies and the moneyer previously unrecorded.

PROVENANCE:
Found near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK, Wednesday 20 April 2022.

PUBLISHED:
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2022.0182 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. 875; N. 204 (different moneyer); SCBI 67 (BM Anglo-Saxon II), 669 for general type (different dies and moneyer).

FOOTNOTES:
The Early Medieval Corpus lists only twenty recorded coins for this king of Kent, most are held in institutional collections so are not available to collectors; this new coin provides a new moneyer and the reverse type is similar to another unique example by the moneyer Iaenberht (see N. 204 and SCBI 67, 669, not listed in EMC) in that the reverse legend is divided across two lines only, with ornaments below in place of a third line of inscription.