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Continental series D sceatta

This is another of Glyn Peak’s recent finds. It’s silver sceatta, which dates from the Anglo-Saxon period in England but is Continental rather than English.

On the obverse is a bust facing right with runes in front of the face. In the centre of the reverse is a cross with a pellet in each angle, which is surrounded by a pseudo legend. Therefore, this sceatta is an example of Continental series D, type 2c, of which there are many different varieties. For the type see number 792 in the Standard Catalogue.


Glyn’s find has attractive dark toning and would grade VF. The type isn’t particularly scarce but this is a nice specimen, so my price range would be £80 – £100.

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