Penny of Aethelheard

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Issued by: Æthelheard
Denomination: Penny
Mint: Canterbury
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 23/05/2021
Location: East Lindsey, Lincolnshire


A very rare penny of Aethelheard, Archbishop of Canterbury with Coenwulf as overlord. It’s an example of the fifth issue, dating to 798-805. Obverse: AEDILHEARD.A.R surrounding a beaded circle containing EP. Reverse: +COENVVLF REX, uncial M within beaded inner-circle.