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                  Anglo Saxon
            Sceattas and Stycas

              

S1   WODAN HEAD - Type 30                     [c. 710-60]

silver sceat

ECLECTIC series - type 30

obv. Wodan Head facing;            

rev. 2 standing figures.

Spink 835 [£800 in VF];  Abramson 105.

Found: Willingham, Cambridge, 2020; 

Recorded: EMC 2020.0253

a little weakly struck in the centre of the rev. and a small hairline edge striking crack.

VERY  RARE

aEF                                                                     £595

S2     OSBERHT  [849-67]

styca

Kings of Northumbria

Moneyer - MONNE

obv.  +IOBERLHC, pellet in circle of pellets;

rev.   +MONNE, pellet in circle of pellets.

Spink 869 [£225 in VF - rather modest compared to recent auction prices];    

An Osberht styca in similar condition sold at Noonans auction, 15 Nov. 2022 [lot 30] for £800+

small edge flan flaw on obv.                

GVF                                                            £295     sold

S3    TRIQUETRA CROSS                             [c.710-60]

silver sceat  -  Eclectic

Triquetra Cross group 

NEW VARIETY

obv.  Bird and Branch - in 'London' style;     

rev.   Triquetra cross, with pellet in centre.

0.91 g

Spink 821 [£850 in VF]; cf. Abramson SL 110-10; 

New number allocated: Abramson SL 110.15.  

Provenance: Private collection, UK.

struck slightly off-centre + some slight porosity

EXTREMELY RARE - unique.

aVF                                                           £695     sold    

S4     SERIES N  [c.710-60]

silver sceat  -  secondary series

Series N - type 41a

obv.  2 standing facing figures, holding staff;

rev.   monster left, looking back.                  

1.00 g

Spink 806 [£325 in VF]; Abramson SL 52-20.

Provenance: Archbishop Sharp [1645-1714] collection.

weakly struck on obv. [as usual].

VERY RARE

nVF/VF                                                        £395     R

S5     AETHELRED 11  [841-50]

styca

Kings of Northumbria

Moneyer - LEOFDEGN

obv.  +EDELRED REX, cross in centre;

rev.   +LEOFDEGN, cross in centre.

Spink 865 [£120 in VF].

weakly struck on obv. and some porosity, but much better than photo.

VF                                                               £75

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                  

much better than photos - a nice coin

EF or near                                          £1350

S7     
SERIES V  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
obv. wolf and twins;
rev.  bird in vines.
Spink 817 [£950 in VF];
Abramson SL: 62-10.
Provenance: Joe Linzalone [Wolfshead Gallery], 1991;
Subjack collection, 1998 [91]
one of the greatest Anglo Saxon collections. 
A very nice example and much better than photos.
EXTREMELY RARE
In a PCGS grading holder:
aUNC                       £985
 

S8     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat   

Kings of Northumbria

obv.  .EoTBEREhTVF, large cross in centre;

rev.   Fantastic animal left, with cross under tail and triquetra below.;

Spink 847 [£400 in VF]

Found: Harrogate, Yorkshire, October 2020.

obverse nicely struck - rev. slightly weakly struck in places with some surface roughness and deposits. but better than photos.

GVF/nVF                                                        £198

S9     SERIES G [c. 710-60]

silver sceat - secondary series

Series G - type 3a

obv.  Head right with cross;

rev.   Standard.

1.04 g

Spink 800 [£250 in VF]; Abramson 21-20

nEF                                                           £295                                

S10     
SERIES T  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series T type 9 - var. 1a
Spink book PLATE COIN
['Coins of England']
obv. bust right with LEL;
rev.  quilled crescent right.
1.06 g
Spink 815 - this coin [£750 in VF]; Abramson SL: 25-10;
SCBI 69: 777 [this coin illust.]
Found: Sth. Humberside, 2006.
Recorded: EMC 2006.0288.
Provenance: Mike Vosper, 2006
rev. struck slightly off-centre and a few small deposits.
Much better than photos.
VERY RARE
GVF                    £950     sold

 

S11    
SERIES BIII var. [c, 680-710]
silver sceat
Primary series
obv. crude bust right with 2 annulets in front;
rev.  bird on Maltese cross.
1.08 g
Spink 777a [£275 in VF for common types - this a rarer imitative type];
Abramson SL: 16-90;
SCBI 69: 76 [this coin illustrr.]
Found: Boston, Lincs., 2007.
Recorded: EMC 2008.0038.
Provenance: Steve Elden, 2007.
slight porosity - dark tone.
better than photos
VERY RARE
VF                            £250

S12     
TYPE 30/SERIES N
       [c. 695-740]
silver sceat
Insular series
Type 30/Series N 41b
obv. mirrored figures facing with striped smocks and chevrons;
rev.  monster right, looking back.
1.05 g
cf. Spink 828 [£575 in VF];
Abramson SL: 105-90;
SCBI 69: 765 [this coin illust.]
Found: Fulford, York, 2006.
Recorded: EMC 2006.0282.
some porosity and struck slightly off-centre.
better than photos.
VERY RARE
GF-nVF                    £295
 

S13     
SERIES O  [c.710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series O, type 40
obv. standing figure facing with cross at each side;
rev.  monster left looking back.
1.00 g
Spink 807b [£450 in VF];
Abramson SL: 55-10;
SCBI 69: 596 [this coin illustr.]
Provenance: private coll. 2006.
some slight deposits.
obv. better than photos.
RARE
VF/GVF                         £395

S14    
ECLECTIC Series  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Eclectic - Annulet cross type
obv. bust right with EPA in front;
rev.  annulet cross - cross fourchee with large annulet in each quarter.
1.18 g
Spink 834 [£600 in VF];
Abramson SL: 14-25 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 748 [this coin illustrated].
Found: Grimston, Norfolk,                                            2013. 
Recorded: EMC 2014.0058.
slight porosity and struck from a damaged obverse die.
EXTREMELY RARE
VF/nVF               £475     sold
 

S15     EADBERHT  [737-58]

silver sceat     

Kings of Northumbria

Class B, var. Bi

obv.  .EOTBEREhTVF, cross with pellet centre;

rev.   Fantastic animal left.

1.01 g

Spink 847 [£400 in VF]; 'Studies in EMC', vol.2, Abramson, p. 201, pl. 18 [this coin illustrated].

obv. weakly struck in places + a few deposits.

GVF                                                                 £295     sold

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 [£325 in VF]; North 99.

Provenance: Spink.

much better than photos

RARE

GVF                                                           £495        

S17     
SERIES BIII var.  [c. 680-710]
silver sceat
Primary series
obv. crude bust right with 2 annulets in front;
rev.  bird on Maltese cross with pellet in each angle.
Spink 777a [£300 in VF for common types, this rarer]'
Abramson SL: 16-90 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 77 [this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Silbury coins, 2014.
slight porosity.
RARE
VF                         £395     sold 

S18     SERIES W  [c.680-710]

silver sceat     -     primary series

Series W type 54, variety 2A

SPINK book 'Coins of England' PLATE coin        [photo on right]

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

rev.   cross crosslet pommee on saltire cross.

Spink 787 PLATE COIN [£1200 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 slight porosity.

EXTREMELY RARE - the Spink 'Coins of England' book PLATE coin

nVF/aVF                                                          £895

S19     SERIES G  [c.710-60]

silver sceat     -     secondary series

Series G, type 107 variant

obv.  Bust right with cross;

rev.   Standard with trefoil and pellets.

0.87 g

Spink 800 [£250 in VF]; Abramson SL, 21-50; SCBI 69: 326 [this coin illustrated].

Provenance: Silbury coins, March 2011.

slight hairline edge striking crack

GVF-nEF                                                       £295

S20     
SERIES N  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series N, type 41b / a
obv. 2 large standing figures facing, holding 3 crosses;
rev.  monster left looking back.
0.71 g
Spink 806 [£325 in VF];
Abramson SL: 52-60;
SCBI 69: 581 [this coin illustr.].
Provenance: Tim Owen, 1995
obv. much better than photo
RARE
VF                            £295


 

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 [£375 in VF]; Abramson SL, 83-20 [this coin]; SCBI 69: 894 [this coin]; 

Provenance: Ron Spour, 2008.

much better than photos

RARE

GVF                                                                      £395

S22     
SERIES L  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series L, type 15b / 16
obv. bust right with cross in front;
rev.  standing figure facing holding 2 crosses.
0.91 g
Spink 804c/d [£450 in VF];
Abramson SL: 35-20 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 490 
[this coin illustrated].
Found: Didcot, Oxon., 2007.
Recorded: EMC 2008.0059.
Prov: Silbury coins, July 2007.
small striking split at edge and slight porosity.
much better than photos.
RARE
VF                               £250

S23     UNUSUAL  [c.843-55]

styca

obv.  +EDAN REX ?, cross in centre;

rev.   +ARDUINI ?, cross in centre.

Spink 872 [£120 in VF]

Provenance: Dave Greenhalgh collection.

weakly struck in places, dark tone and edge chip.

VERY RARE

VF                                                                       £85

S24     
SERIES E  [c. 695-740]
silver sceat
Series E, var, E 'Porcupine'
obv. head with pellet eye and crescent;
rev.  standard with annulet.
0.61 g
Spink 790d [£100 in VF];
Abramson SL: 99-15 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 281 [this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Mike Bonser, 1997
some surface delamination and tiny edge nick.
nEF                              £98
 

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 [£600 in VF]; Abramson SL, 68-20

Found: Didcot, Oxon., 2008.

Provenance: Baldwins.

much better than photos.

VERY RARE

GVF                                                                  £395

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/GVF                                                                    £295

 

S27     
ECLECTIC  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Saltire Standard
Series R / type 51 mule
Variety P1e.
Spink book PLATE COIN
['Coins of England'].
obv. bust right, XGPA in front
rev.  saltire standard with trefoils in angles.
0.91 g
Spink 833 - this coin [£400 in VF]; Abramson SL: 13-55 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 719
[this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Lockdales, 2005.
VERY RARE
nEF                     £785     sold

S28     
SERIES K / R mule  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
ECLECTIC - Series K/R mule
Type 86 b
obv. serpent coiled right;
rev.  beaded standard with annulet in centre.
0.94 g
Spink 830 [£450 in VF];
Abramson SL: 42-30 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 549 [this coin illustrated].
Found: Norwich, 2006.
Recorded: EMC 2007.0029.
Provenance: Steve Elden, 2006
EXTREMELY RARE
GVF                       £495     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 [£325 in VF for common types - this rarer]; Abramson SL, 52-20;

obv. weakly struck in places.

VERY RARE

VF                                                                        £295

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                                                                £365

 

S31     
SERIES R8  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Series R8 - Rigold
obv. unusual bust left with runic legend;
rev.  standard with annulet and radiate crown.
0.75 g
Spink 813A [£225 in VF];
Abramson SL: 11-130; 
SCBI 69: 680 [this coin illustrated]. 
Found: Thetford, Norfolk.
Provenance: Mike Vosper, 2015
RARE
nEF/GVF             £385     sold

S32     
SERIES G   [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Series G, type 107 variety
obv. bust right;
rev.  beaded standard with annulet.
1.13 g
Spink 800 [£250 in VF];
Abramson SL: 21-50;
SCBI 69: 325 [this coin illustrated].
Found: East Yorkshire, 2006.
Recorded: EMC 2008.0056.
small striking crack at edge.
GVF/nEF                 £235
 

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                                                        £   sold

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                                                               £195

S35     
SERIES N  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series N - type 41a
obv. 2 standing figures facing with staff in between.
rev.  monster in flight left looking back.
1.30 g
Spink 806 [£325 in VF];
Abramson SL: 52-20 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 569 
[this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Patrick Finn, list 16, 1999, no. 56 [£300].
Figures on obv. weakly struck, as usual - better than photos.
VERY RARE
VF                            £395  sold

S36     
SERIES G  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series G, type 3a
obv. bust right with cross in front;
rev.  standard with annulet enclosing pellet.
1.01 g
Spink 800 [£250 in VF];
Abramson SL: 21-30;
SCBI 69: 321 [this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Tim Owen coins, 1995.
obv. a little weakly struck.
nVF/EF                        £195

S37     
SERIES K  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series K, type 32a
obv. bust right with cross in front and knotted wreath ties behind;
rev.  serpent-headed coiled lion right.
0.91 g
Spink 803c [£525 in VF];
Abramson SL: 40-40; 
SCBI 69: 421 [this coin illustrated].
Found: London, 2004.
Recorded: EMC 2004.0118.
dark tone and some p0rosity.
better than photos.
VERY RARE
VF                           £250
 

S38  
SERIES Q  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series Q 1H
obv. figure right with arm reaching across to hold cross;
rev.  quadruped left looking back.
0.81 g
Spink 808D [£1000 in VF];
Abramson SL: 63-90;
SCBI 69: 624 [this coin illustrated].
Found: Willoughby, Lincs. 2011
Struck from a damaged obv. die + slight porosity.
much better than photos.
VERY RARE
GF/VF                        £385
 

S39    
SERIES Q  [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
Series Q 1VD, type 44
obv. lion walking left;
rev.  squawking bird left.
1.01 g
Spink 811 [£650 in VF];
Abramson SL: 66-40;
SCBI 69: 649 [this coin illustrated].
Provenance: Patrick Finn, list 9, 1997, no. 41 [£150];
Baldwins, 4 October 2004, lot 88.
dark tone and slight porosity
much better than photos
VERY RARE
aVF                            £295 

S40
SERIES W
[c. 680-710]

silver sceat - primary series

Series W - type 54

obv.  Figure right holding 2 large annulet crosses;

rev.   Cross crosslet on saltire cross.

1.09 g

Spink 787 [£1200 in VF]; Abramson SL - 108-40 [this coin illustrated]; SCBI 69: 152 [this coin illustrated]

weakly struck at the back of the head and corresponding place on the rev. as often seen with these.

Provenance: we sold this in Jan. 2012.

EXTREMELY RARE

VF                                                          £875     R






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