A shilling struck at the mint in Canterbury during the reign of Eadbald, king of Kent (616- 640).

The designs on the coin are copied from contemporary Continental coins of the Merovingians. The obverse depicts the diademed head of a ruler and the reverse has a representation of the True Cross raised on Golgotha suspended over a globe of the world. King Eadbald, son of King Ethelberht, had initially renounced the new Christian faith, but returned to it later.

Provenance

Found at Goodnestone, Kent.


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