Silver Sceatta of Eadberht of Northumbria

Eadberht was king of Northumbria from 737 to 758.  In 750, as part of a campaign to expand Northumbria, he invaded Kyle (modern South Ayrshire) and took it from Dumnagual, leader of the Strathclyde Britons.  Sixty five Anglo-Saxon coins were excavated at Whithorn.  This is the largest group from any Scottish site.   The obverse has the legend EOTBERHTVS (Eadberht) around a central cross.  The reverse shows a stylised stag, facing right, with a cross between its tail.
Object no :
WTCO002a; WTCO002b
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diameter 18mm, weight 1.11gm
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Accession number :
WIWMS Whit EMCoin.2
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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