Eadberht Præn, penny

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Issued by: Eadberht
Denomination: Penny
Mint: Canterbury
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 04/09/2021
Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire


A silver penny of Eadberht Præn, king of Kent, dating to AD 796-798. Obverse reads: EAD/BERHT/REX. Reverse reads: AESNE giving the moneyer as Aesne with the mint being Canterbury. This is believed to be the only example of this combination of king, moneyer and reverse. It has been designated a Find of Note: National Importance.