Kings of Kent Cuthred Silver Penny 798-807AD Canterbury


Code: FS282

Kings of Kent, Cuthred Silver Penny, 798-807AD, moneyer Duda, Canterbury.

18mm, 1.27g, S877

A pleasing mid Saxon portrait coin.

Provenance – The Kent Collection. This coin comes with a hand written collector’s ticket.

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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