Northumbria Eadberht Silver Sceat 737-758AD


Code: HS196

Northumbria Eadberht Silver Sceat 737-758AD

S847, 12mm, 1.06g

Provenance will be provided

Animal facing left, front leg raised, cross above, triquetra below / ‘EADBERHTU R’ around central cross.

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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