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Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta, Series A

On the 17th of March Anthony Pickering unearthed the coin featured here. It is a very nice find and Anthony had been on the site being searched for only ten minutes when it turned up.

This is an Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta, which was struck during the primary phase and dates between circa 680 to circa 710 AD. On the obverse is a radiate head facing right, with oAo behind and TIC in front. On the reverse is a square standard, within which is T T o I I in three lines.

All the above information allows me to say that this sceatta is an example of series A, type 2a. Many different die sets were used during series A, which has led to several minor varieties being known for type 2a.   


The reverse has been struck off centre and the surface is a little rough but the coin is otherwise in near VF condition so to a collector it should be worth up to £180.

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