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Anglo-Saxon, Continental Sceattas, AR Sceat, struck c. 690-715/20 AD, Published in Beowulf

£ 345.48

Origin:
Mint in Frisia (Domburg?)
Authority:
Eanred; struck under moneyer Monne
Denomination:
AR Sceat, Series D, type 8
Composition:
Copper alloy
Date:
circa 837-841 AD
Obverse:
‘Standard’ with central annulet surrounded by right angles
Reverse:
Cross pattée; chevron at end of each arm, annulets (some with pellets) in quarters
Size:
11mm, 1.09g
Grade:
VF, dark find patina.
Pedigreed:
Provenance:
Pedigreed: from the Beowulf Collection, Classical Numismatic Group Auction 75, (23 May 2007), Lot 1367; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 444 (15 May 2019), Lot 570
Reference:
Beowulf 29 (this coin); OdV&M ‘cross with four circles variety’, 11–3 (same obv. die); Abramson 10.10; SCBI 63 (BM), 300; North 163; SCBC 793
Special Information:
This coin is cited in Abramson, T. "The 'Beowulf' Collection" in T. Abramson, ed., Studies in Early Medieval Coinage (Woodbridge, 2008)
The sceat (Old English sceatt, meaning "wealth", "money" and "coin") was a small silver coin minted in the Anglo-Saxon period.
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