Northumbria Eadberht AD 737-758 Silver Sceat


Code: CS561

Northumbria Eadberht AD 737-758 Silver Sceat.

Name around central cross and pellets / Stag to right

S847, 12mm; 1.10g

Comes with provenance and previous handwritten labels, ex T Abramson collection.

Eadberht (737-758) – another individual ruling during Northumbria’s ‘golden age’, Eadberht is notable for his reforms to the kingdom’s coinage – instituting a high-quality sceatta issue depicting the so-called ‘fantastic beast’ on its reverse. His coins are relatively common, this reflecting the high output during his reign that reflects a burgeoning economy. Energetically ruling for over two decades, he voluntarily abdicated in 758 and became a monk, dying peacefully in 768.

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