Anglo Saxon
            Sceattas and Stycas

              

S1     EARDWULF  [796-806]

silver sceat

Moneyer - CUTHHEARD                    0.77g

obv. +EA.RDVVL.F R;            rev. +CVDhEVRT.

Spink 858 [£6000 in VF];  SCBI 69, 906 [this coin]; Abramson Sceatta List [SL], 86-30 [this coin].

Found: Carthorpe, North Yorkshire, 2008; Recorded: EMC 2009.0079

Provenance: Silbury coins, 2008 

Only 10 King Eardwulf coins are known to exist and the British Museum is the only museum who owns one.

A similar coin sold at CNG auction 106, 13.9.2017, lot 1082, for $20400.

EXTREMELY  RARE

VF                                                                     £5750     R

S2     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat

obv.  EOTBREHTVS, cross in circle with pellet in qtr    rev.  fantastic animal right, triquetra below

Spink 847 [£400 in VF for common types, this ER]; 'Studies in EMC', vol. 2, Abramson, p.207, pl.64 [this coin]                                  0.84g

Provenance: Spink, May 2003.

EXTREMELY RARE variety - reading EOTBRE.....

EF or near                                                   £785

S3     SERIES  Q  [c.710-60]

silver sceat  -  secondary series

Q11D variant

obv.  quadruped left with trefoil tail;     

rev.   bird left trampling serpent

Spink 809 [£650 in VF]; cf. Abramson collection, Spink auction, 18.3.2021, lot 267 [£1365 - GVF, ragged flan]; Abramson SL 64-110.

Found: North Yorkshire, 2017.

VERY RARE

A superb coin

EF                                                           £1350     sold

 

S4     SERIES W  [c.680-710]

silver sceat  -  primary series

obv.  large bust right, holding 2 crosses;

rev.   cross crosslet on saltire.                  1.19g

Spink 787 [£1250 in VF]; Abramson SL 108-30

irregular-shaped flan as often seen with series W

EXTREMELY RARE

GVF/nEF                                                £1350     R

S5     SERIES Z  [c.680-710]

silver sceat  -  primary series

obv.  facing head with forked beard;

rev.  wild boar right.

Spink 782 [£1200 in VF[; Abramson SL, 102-45 [this coin]; None in Abramson collection.

Found: near Louth, Lincs. August 2012.

Recorded: EMC 2012.0214

EXTREMELY RARE

nEF                                                      £1985     R

S6     ALCHRED  [765-74]

silver sceat

obv.  AL.CHDER, cross in centre;

rev.   fantastic animal right, with cross under.

Spink 849 [£900 in VF]; cf. Spink auction, 18.3.2021, lot 374 [sold £1700 - graded VF with striking split]                               0.99g

Found: Beverley, East Yorkshire, 2013.

Recorded: EMC 2020.0257.

VERY RARE                  better than photos

EF or near                                          £1450

S7     SERIES Q  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Q11D variant

obv.  quadruped right, pellets below;          0.80g

rev.   bird with forked tail, with cross behind.

Spink 809 [£650 in VF],  SCBI 69, 638 [this coin]; Abramson SL, 64-120 [this coin];

Provenance: Mike Vosper coins, March 2003.

obv. struck off-centre.

VERY RARE

nEF                                                                 £1285     R                                    

S8     EADBERHT/                            ECGBERHT   [737-58]

silver sceat   -   variety V

obv.  .ETBEREhTVF [no O], cross in circle;

rev.  ECGBERTA [no h], figure right with 2 crosses;

Spink 852 [£650 in VF for common types - this ER]

'Studies in EMC', vol.2, Abramson, p.213, pl.99 [this coin];                                           0.97g

Provenance: the famous 'Beowulf' collection; CNG auction, 23.5.2007, lot 1445 [$1500].

slightly weakly struck in places.

EXTREMELY RARE variety

GVF-nEF                                                        £1385 

S9     EANRED [810-41]

styca

obv.  +EAnRE....REX [retro.]. cross in centre;

rev.   +MONNE, cross in centre

Spink 862 [£125 in VF]

unusual obv.

some slight porosity and dirt

better than photos

VF                                                           £75     sold                                         

S10     SERIES W  [c.680-710]

silver sceat     -     primary series

W - type 54 variety

obv.  standing figure looking left, long hair and holding 2 crosses, wearing Lorica Hamata coat.

rev.  cross crosslet on saltire cross.      1.03g

Spink 787 [£1250 in VF];  Abramson SL, 108-25; 

Found: Lyminge, Kent, 2017.

Recorded: PAS Kent, AEFB28

EXTREMELY RARE - unique ?

GVF-nEF                                                    £1350     R

S11     AETHELRED 11 [841-50]

styca

Moneyer - FORDRED

obv.  +EDIL:.RED, 5 pellets in centre;

rev.   +FORDRED, 5 pellets in centre.

Spink 865 [£120 in VF]

some porosity, but better than photos.

nVF                                                            £75     sold

 

S12     SERIES Q / R  ]c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

series Q / R mule

obv.  bust of fine style right - runes below head?

rev.   standard with right angles and annulet.

Spink 812 [£425 in VF for common types - this much rarer]; Abramson SL, 12-30 [this coin];                SCBI 69 : 700 [this coin].

Provenance: Glendinings auction, 20.11.1974, lot 24; Patrick Finn, FPL 15, Feb. 1999, no.53 [£750]; 'extremely interesting & extremely rare'.

EXTREMELY RARE

GVF-nEF                                                   £1500

 

 

 

S13     SERIES L  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series L 23e - serpent whorl type

obv.  standing woman right wearing long tunic, holding 2 crosses;

rev.   whorl of 3 serpent heads.         0.90g

Spink 804H [£450 in VF for common types, this much rarer]; SCBI 69: 558 [this coin]; Abramson SL, 43-40 [this coin].

Found: Thames Foreshore, 2013.

Recorded: EMC 2013.0166; PAS LON 3E64B5.

Dr Martin Allen [Fitzwilliam museum]: 'this is an excellent example of Series L 23e'.

some surface roughness and flan a little irregular.

UNIQUE

VF                                                                £985

S14     EADBERHT /
           ECGBERHT   [737-58]

silver sceat

obv.  EOTBEREhTVF, cross in centre;

rev.   ECGBERh, figure right holding cross and crozier.

Spink 852 [£650 in VF]

VERY RARE

EF                                                          £1100

S15     R4 / Type 51  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series R4 / type 51 mule

obv.  bust right with EPA in runes;           1.04g

rev.  saltire in beaded standard.

Spink 813 / 833 [£400 in VF]; Abramson SL, 13-30; SCBI 69: 713 [this coin].

Provenance: Steve Elden coins, 2006.

RARE

GVF                                                                 £575 

S16     SERIES N  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

N type 41b

obv.  2 standing figures facing, holding 3 crosses;

rev.   monster left, looking back.              0.88g

Spink 806 [£450 in VF]; North 99.

Provenance: Spink.

RARE

GVF                                                           £650        

S17     UNUSUAL  [c.843-5]

styca

obv.   +EAL...VL [retro.], cross in centre;

rev.    +ODVVLI [retro.], pellet in centre/

Spink 872 [£110 in VF]

Very unusual RECTANGULAR flan.

VERY RARE

VF                                                   £150

S18     SERIES W  [c.680-710]

silver sceat     -     primary series

Series W type 54, variety 2A

obv.  figure right, holding 2 annulet crosses, diagonal striations on tunic.               0.90g

rev.   cross crosslet pommee on saltire cross.

Spink 787 PLATE COIN [£1250 in VF for commoner types - this rarer]; Abramson SL 108-40 [this coin]; SCBI 69: 151 [this coin];

Provenance: Patrick Finn FPL 9, Jan. 1997, no.51 [£600].

weakly struck on obv. and some porosity.

VERY RARE

GF/aVF                                                          £1350

S19     SERIES Q  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series QIF, type 71

obv.  standing woman facing with large head, holding 2 angled crosses, pellets in field;

rev.   sea bird left, with pellets in field.            0.90g

Spink 808B PLATE COIN [£900 in VF]; Abramson SL, 63-80 [this coin]; SCBI 69: 622 [this coin].

Provenance: Tim Owen coins, 1998.

oval flan with slight striking weakness and rev. slightly off-centre.

EXTREMELY RARE

GVF-nEF                                                       £1250

S20     SERIES Q / R  
               [c.710-60]
 

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series Q / R, type 73 mule

obv.  crude radiate bust left, with runic MR and ER;

rev.   quadruped right with triple forked tail and pellets in field.                                               0.95g

Spink 812 [£425 in VF]; Abramson SL, 12-50 [this coin in 2017 edition]; SCBI 69: 705 [this coin].

Found: Hunstanton, Norfolk, 2010.

rev. slightly off-centre.

RARE

nEF                                                               £785 

 

S21     AETHELRED 1 
                [789-96]

silver sceat

Moneyer - CUTHHEARD

obv. +EDILRERD, cross pattee in centre;          0.91g

rev.   +CVDHEARD, large cross with pellets in qtrs.

Spink 856 [£350 in VF]; Abramson SL, 83-20 [this coin]; SCBI 69: 894 [this coin]; 

Provenance: Ron Spour, 2008.

much better than photos

RARE

GVF                                                                      £475

S22     SERIES K 32a  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

K type 32a

obv.  bust right with cross in front, knotted wreath behind;

rev.   coiled wolf-headed serpent;

Spink 803C [£650 in VF]; Abramson SL 39.

weakly struck bust - better than photos

VERY RARE

VF/nVF                                                               £395

S23     UNUSUAL  [c.843-55]

styca

obv.  +EDAN REX ?, cross in centre;

rev.   +ARDUINI ?, cross in centre.

Spink 872 [£110 in VF]

Provenance: Dave Greenhalgh collection.

weakly struck in places, dark tone and edge chip.

VERY RARE

VF                                                                       £75

S24     CARIP  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

CARIP group - Eclectic.

obv.  bust right with blundered letters;

rev.   coiled serpent.

Spink 820 [£575 in VF]

weakly struck and some porosity

better than photos

VERY RARE

nVF/GF                                                      £95

S25     SERIES S  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series S1, type 47.

obv.  female Centaur left;                       0.75g

rev.   whirl of 4 wolf heads, clockwise;

Spink 814 [£650 in VF]; Abramson SL, 68-20

Found: Didcot, Oxon., 2008.

Provenance: Baldwins.

VERY RARE

VF                                                                   £485

S26     SERIES J 85   [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series J type 85 variant

obv.  head right;                     1.00g

rev.   bird on cross with annulets each side, inside double beaded circle - no trefoils below cross.

Spink 802 [£225 in VF for common types - this rarer]; cf. Abramson SL, 18-20.

VERY RARE variety

VF                                                                    £485

 

S27     SERIES G  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series G, type 3a

obv.  draped bust right, cross in front;              1.28g

rev.   diamond standard, saltires in quarters.

Spink 800 [£225 in VF]; Abramson SL, 21-20;

Found: Boynton, East Yorkshire.

weakly struck at top of bust

GVF                                                                £295                                    

S28     SERIES Q  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series QllC - type 65

obv.  quadruped left, looking back and up with pellets in field;                                      1.00g

rev.   sea bird with wings flapping, cross pommee either side of legs and pellets in field.

Spink 809 PLATE COIN [£650 in VF]; Abramson SL, 64-40 [this coin]; SCBI 69: 632 [this coin].

Provenance: Mike Vosper coins, 2009.

VERY RARE

nEF                                                               £1785     sold

S29     SERIES N  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series N - type 41a

obv.  2 figures facing holding 2 crosses with staff in centre;

rev.   monster left looking right.                    1.01g

Spink 806 [£450 in VF for common types - this rarer]; Abramson SL, 52-20;

obv. weakly struck in places.

VERY RARE

VF                                                                        £475

S30     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat   -   variety Aii

obv.  .EADBEREhTVF - extra E, cross in centre;

rev.    fantastic animal right.

Spink 847 [£400 in VF]; 

Found: North Yorkshire, 2011.

some double-striking and die flaws on rev.

rev. better than photos

VERY RARE

aEF                                                                £575

 

S31     EADBERHT /
          ECGBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat

obv.  EOTBEREhTVF, cross with pellet centre in circle of pellets;

rev.  ECGBERHT - standing figure with with large head holding 2 crosses, trefoil above head.

Spink 852 [£650 in VF for common types - this rarer]; cf. Abramson SL, 74-60

Found: Driffield, Yorkshire, 2021.

weakly struck in parts of rev. + sl. surface crack.

EXTREMELY RARE variety

EF/nEF                                                              £750

S32     AETHELRED 1 [789-96]

silver sceat

obv.  +AEDILRED R, cross in centre;

rev.   +CVDHEARD, cross in centre.

Spink 856 [£350 in VF]; 

Found: Driffield, Yorkshire, 2021.

rough surface on rev. + some porosity.

RARE

VF/nVF                                               £250

S33     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat

Class G - var. Gii

obv.  .EOTBEREhTVF, large cross in centre;

rev.   fantastic animal right with 4 rosettes.

Spink 847 [£400 in VF]; 'Studies in EMC', vol.2, Abramson, 2011, p.210, pl.84 [this coin].

Found: near York, 2006.

struck off-centre + patchy toning in places.

RARE

GVF                                                                £385

S34     SERIES J 37  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

obv.  facing heads with cross between;

rev.  4 birds clockwise.

Spink 802A [£325 in VF]

Found: Driffield, Yorkshire, 2021.

small edge chip

VF                                                               £225

S35     SERIES E  [c.695-740]

silver sceat

obv.  'porcupine' head with cross and annulet;

rev.   standard;                            1.10g

Spink 790D [£100 in VF]

Provenance: 51 Gallery auction, 30.5.2014, lot 174.

GVF-nEF                                                    £135     sold

S36     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat

 

sold

S37     WIGMUND  [837-50]

styca

Moneyer - AETHELWEARD

obv.  +VIGMVND AREP [retro.], cross in centre;

rev.   +EDILVEARD [retro.], cross in centre.

Spink 870 [£135 in VF].

Provenance: Peter Moffat collection - one of the greatest styca collections.

full and round with some small deposits

GVF                                                              £135     sold

S38    AETHELRED 11 [841-50]

styca

Moneyer - FORDRED

obv.  +EDILRED RE, cross in centre;

rev.   +FORDRED, cross in centre.

Spink 865 [£120 in VF];

Provenance: Peter Moffat collection - one of the greatest styca collections.

some deposits - better than photos

GVF                                                              £95     sold

S39    AETHELRED 11 [841-50]

styca

obv.  +AEDLRED, pellets in centre;

rev.   +ENDVNE ?, pellets in centre.

Spink 865 [£120 in VF].

some porosity and deposits, particularly on rev.

better than photos

VF                                                                 £50

S40
AETHELRED 11
[841-50]

styca

SPECIAL MOTIF type

Moneyer - LEOFDEGN

obv.  +EDELRED REX, star in circle;

rev.   +LEOFDEGN, cross in circle with pellet in qtrs.

Spink 866A [£275 in VF]

some green deposits

better than photos

RARE

VF                                                    £150     sold






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