Anglo-Saxon, Continental Sceattas, AR Sceat, struck c. 690-715/20 AD, Published in Beowulf
Ruler/Emperor:
Eanred; struck under moneyer Monne
City/Region:
Mint in Frisia (Domburg?)
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.
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
References:
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

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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.