Kings of Kent Cuthred 798-807AD Silver Penny Canterbury, rare


Code: RS646

Kings of Kent Cuthred 798-807AD Silver Penny Canterbury mint, moneyer Wearheard. Rare

Diademed Bust facing right / Cross & Wedges.

S877, 19mm, 1.31g

A full coin struck in good metal with clear detail both sides and attractive dark tone, seldom seen as such.

ex SNC 1971, no 8536 & Spink 14, March 1981, lot 214.

Cuthred (798-807) – brother of the Mercian King Coenwulf who defeated Eadberht Praen and re-annexed Kent, Cuthred effectively acted as the de-facto vassal ruler of Kent until his own death in 807, whereupon Coenwulf took direct control again. During his rule, Kent experienced its first taste of Scandinavian raids.

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