An Anglo-Saxon silver penny found by a metal detectorist highlights
Dix Noonan Webb’s June 14 to 16 auction.
The coin is the only one of its type available to the market,
according to DNW.
’Numismatic Bookie’ tackles how an 1804 dollar
appeared in a Budapest book before any were struck: Inside Coin
This week, we find an 1804 dollar in a book two years before any of
the coins were struck, a reader questions
The coin bears the name of Jænberht, who was Archbishop of
Canterbury in the late eighth century. What distinguishes this coin
from others of its type is the absence of the name of King Offa of
Mercia, who was seeking to extend his power over the other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
This coin was found by a metal detectorist at Sheldwich, near
Canterbury, Kent, in September 2016.
The only other known example was found in North Yorkshire in 1993
and is now in the Yorkshire Museum.
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Until the 1993 find, all coins naming Jænberht also bore Offa’s
name. The penny found at Sheldwich dates from 775 to 779, a brief
period when Kent reasserted its independence from Offa.
The coin has an estimate of £10,000 to £12,000 ($12,843 to $15,412).