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No 278 Early Anglo-Saxon Sceat

No 278 Early Anglo-Saxon Sceat Image

Dated to circa 700-750 AD. Though the earliest sceattas are a transition from the gold thrymsa coinage, coins of new style were soon developed which were also copied by the Frisians of the Low Countries. These coins exist in a large number of varied types, and as well as the official issues there are mules and other varieties which are probably contemporary imitations.

Our example is shown in Seaby’s as S.839. It has been identified as Type 2C, Series D. The obverse shows a crude radiate bust with runes whilst the reverse shows a plain cross with pellets in the angles. Book value in Seaby’s is £85.

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Weight:1.90 g