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GM24876

Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, Penny, moneyer Berhtelm

Regular price £3,000
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Archbishops of Canterbury, Plegmund (890-914), silver Penny, Canterbury mint, moneyer Berhrthelm, Group II, small cross pattée, circles and legend surrounding, + PLEGMVND ΛRCHIEP, rev. three crosses pattée across centre, moneyer name in two lines, BERHT/ELM MO trefoil of pellets above and below, weight 1.38g (N.256; S.900). Toned, with porosity evident both sides, small rim chip and one tiny split, some striations on reverse, otherwise very fine and rare.

The legends translate on obverse as "Plegmund Archbishop" and reverse "Berthelm Moneyer".

Plegmund was appointed by King Alfred the Great (871-899) as Archbishop of Canterbury in 890. He proved to be very influential in the reigns of both Alfred and King Edward the Elder (899-924) and was involved in the early effort to convert the Danelaw to Christianity.

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