Canterbury - A settlement in Britannia also known as Durovernum Cantiacorum
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city on the river Stour in Kent. It was originally a stronghold of the Cantiaci, the iron age Celtic tribe inhabiting the area. It was designated as one of 28 Roman cities in Britain.

Ater the Romans left Britain in 410, the site was abandoned for around 100 years. Then, over the next 100 years, an Anglo-Saxon community formed within the city walls, as Jutish refugees arrived, possibly intermarrying with the locals.

The city's cathedral became a major focus of pilgrimage following the 1170 martyrdom of Thomas Becket, although it had already been a well-trodden pilgrim destination since the murder of St Alphege by the men of King Canute in 1012. The Black Death hit Canterbury in 1348. At 10,000, Canterbury had the 10th largest population in England; by the early 16th century, the population had fallen to 3,000.

Modern location: Centerbury, England

(1) Henry III 1216-1272 AD
Obverse: HENRICVS REX III / Crowned facing bust, sceptre in right hand
Reverse: ROB ERT ONC ANT /
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