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Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta

This coin came in from Tom Burton, who had identified it as an Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta. It measures 12mm in diameter, which is the correct size but its overall state of preservation leaves much to be desired.

On the obverse is a standing figure holding in each hand a shaft with cross pommee tips. A similar figure appears on a number of different series so for identification purpose everything depends on the reverse.

Unfortunately, the reverse is in very poor condition. In one area there is what looks like the corner of a ‘standard’ but that reverse is unknown with a standing figure on the obverse. Therefore, whilst I can say that Tom’s find is a sceatta, I’m unable to pin it down to a specific series.

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