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Lot 3000: Anglo-Saxon Coins - Eadberht Praen - Canterbury / Duda - Penny
December 10, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 796-798 AD. 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. S. 875 variant; N. 202/1; Naismith C5.1. See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2016.0254 (this coin). 1.39 grams. . Found near Maidstone, Kent, UK, 2016. This is the second known specimen of Naismith type C5.1, from different dies to C5.1a..
Condition Report: Extremely fine; about as struck. Excessively rare; the second recorded specimen.