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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     
SERIES J 85  [c. 710-60]
secondary silver sceat
obv. large bust right;
rev.  bird on cross right, annulets at sides.
1.08 g
Spink 802 [£225 in VF], 
Provenance: private collection, UK; Spink.
A nice coin.
aEF                         £295     R

S3    
SERIES K33  [c. 710-60]
secondary silver sceat
obv.  bust right with cross and triquetra behind;
rev.   lion head right with tongue.
0.75 g
Spink 803 [£525 in VF]; Abramson 38-10.
Provenance: Private collection, UK; Spink.
VERY RARE
GVF                          £ 450            

S4     
Kings of Northumbria
AETHELRED 11 [841-50]
styca
Moneyer - LEOFDEGN
SPECIAL MOTIF
obv. +EDELRED REX,
6-armed star motif;
rev.  +LEOFDEJN+; cross in circle with pellet in each angle.
1.15 g
Spink 866A [£275 in VF].
Full and round
Dark tone
A nice example
RARE
GVF-nEF               £ 350                           

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                                                               £65

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     sold

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     
SERIES E  [c. 695-740]
silver sceat
Porcupine type
obv.  porcupine with symbols;
rev.   standard with annulet and symbols.
1.10 g
Spink 790B .
Found: Berkshire, c. 2023.
GVF                       £ 160

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     
Kings of Northumbria
EANRED [810-41]
Styca
Moneyer - MONNE
obv.  +EANRED REX, large cross in centre;
rev.   +MONNE., pellet in circle
1.24 g
Spink 862 [£125 in VF].
Dark tone.
Full and round.
GVF                      £ 165

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    
SERIES K32a  [c. 710-60]
secondary silver sceat
obv. bust right with cross;
rev.  wolf-headed serpent curled.
1.01 g
Spink 803D [£550 in VF].
Provenance: Private collection, Bedfordshire.
weakly struck in centre.
VERY RARE
VF/nVF               £ 295

S15 
Kings of Northumbria    
AETHELRED 11 [841-50]
Styca
Moneyer - EANRED
obv. +AEDILRED, pellet in circle;
rev.  +EANRED, cross in centre.
0.77 g
Spink 865 [£125 in VF].
Edge a bit ragged + slight porosity.
aVF                       £65 

S16     
STEPPED CROSS
Type 53  [c. 680-710]
Primary silver sceat
obv. porcupine;
rev.  stepped cross with annulet centre.
Spink 785 [£225 in VF].
Ex - John Cross collection.
RARE
aEF                     £385

S17     
Kings of Northumbria
AETHELRED 11 [841-50]
DOUBLE OBVERSE
obv.  +AEDILRE.D, [retro.], cross in centre;
rev.   +E.DILRED R [retro.], cross in centre.
Spink 865 [£125 in VF for common types - this much rarer].
some porosity.
better than photos.
VERY RARE
VF                           £ 150

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  
Kings of Northumbria   
AETHELRED 11 [841-50]
Styca
Moneyer - LEOFDEGN
SPECIAL MOTIF type
obv.  +EDELRED REX, Omega in circle - Special Motif;
rev.   +LEOFDEGN, cross in circle.
1.10 g
Spink 866A [£275 in VF].
VERY RARE
nEF                        £ 375     R

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 
Kings of Northumbria    
Irregular type  [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                                                                       £75

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     
Kings of Northumbria
AETHELRED 11 ]841-50]
styca
obv.  +AEDILRED Rx, 
o.82 g
Spink 865 [£125 in VF].
weakly struck in places and some slight porosity.
dark tone.
VF                     £ 65

S28     
SERIES E  [c. 695-740]
silver sceat
Porcupine type
obv.  porcupine, with symbols;
rev.   standard, with annulet and symbols.
1.20 g
Spink 790B [£110 in VF].
Found: Berkshire, c. 2023.
GVF                       £ 145

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   
Kings of Northumbria  
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     
Kings of Northumbria
AETHELRED 11 [841-50]
stycas
Moneyer - LEOFDEGN
SPECIAL MOTIF type
obv.  +EDELRED REX, with Special Motif cross;
rev.   +LEOFDEJN.
1.20 g
Spink 866A [£275 in VF]
EX - Spink.
rev. very weakly struck, but better than photos..
VERY RARE
VF                              £95

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 
Early Anglo Saxon    
VANIMUNDUS [c. 675-685]
obv.  bust right, sceptre behind, IVS in front;
rev.   cross pattee in double beaded inner circle.
Spink 774 [£1000 in VF]; 
Abramson 2-10. 
Rev. struck off-centre + slight porosity on rev. + lighter than photos.
RARE
In NGC grading capsule - aUNC.
                               £ 985

S34     
SAROALDO  [c. 680-710]
Primary silver sceat
Type 11
obv. bust right;
rev.  legend around standard.
1.20 g
Spink 784 [£575 in VF, but this rarer].
Not in Abramson, but cf. 7-40.
Found: Berkshire, c. 2023
Very thick flan.
Better than photos.
EXTREMELY RARE
nEF                          £ 750     R

S35     
SERIES N 41   [c. 710-60]
silver sceat
Secondary series
obv.  2 standing figure facing forwards with cross in between [wearing space helmets];
rev.   Monster left looking back.
Spink 806 [£325 in VF for common types, this extremely rare]; Abramson 52-40 last.
rev. struck off-centre and very slight porosity in places.
EXTREMELY RARE type
In NGC grading capsule - graded aUNC [AU53]. 
                               £ 675     R

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 O [c. 710-60]
secondary silver sceat
Type 40
obv. standing figure holding 2 crosses;
rev.  monster left looking back.
0.88 g
Spink 807B [£450 in VF]; Abramson 55.
obv. struck off-centre + some slight porosity.
RARE
aVF              £ 250
 






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