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A Rare Anglo-Saxon silver penny dating back to the ninth century has been discovered near Dorking by a member of a metal detecting club.
The coin, which has been identified as coming from the reign of Beornwulf, king of Mercia between 823-825AD, now features on the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme website.
Surrey's finds liaison officer, David Williams, said it was only the second Anglo-Saxon silver penny he had seen in the county in more than 30 years of recording discoveries, the other being unearthed several years ago in Brockham.
Mr Williams said the coin, found earlier this month, was minted by Eadgar, a moneyer in East Anglia.
Mr Williams said his colleague, Dr John Naylor, finds advisor at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, believed there are only about two dozen coins still in existence.
"Only about 25 Beornwulf coins are known, so this is a very nice find indeed and very rare," said Mr Williams.
In a quest for power in 825AD, King Beornwulf took his army towards East Anglia but he was killed in a skirmish.
Two years earlier, he had attempted to overpower the Wessex army near Swindon but had been driven back.