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Anglo-Saxon Sceat, Series O

 

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1945 Tue October 4, 2005

 

UKDFD : 707
Description:
Anglo-Saxon sceat of Series O, Type 38.


Early coins of this type had legends of pseudo-letters on both obverse and reverse. These quickly degenerated, leaving just the ’cable border’ on the obverse, as on the present coin.
State: England
Denomination: Sceat (early penny)
Classification: Secondary sceat, Series O, Type 38
Issue Date: Circa AD 720 - 735
Metal: Silver
Diameter (mm): 13mm
Obverse Description: Bust right within a cable border between beaded inner and outer circles
Reverse Description: Bird right within torque
References: Spink 802; cf. North 95; cf. Metcalf Nos. 373-375
Record created by: Hidden
Record creation date: Hidden
Findspot: West Hythe
County: KENT
Parish: Hidden
Recorded elsewhere: No
Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Minelab Explorer II
Validated By: Rod Blunt
Keywords: Sceat sceatta Saxon


 

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Registered: June 2005
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Comment Date: Tue October 4, 2005
are these images big enough for research purposes Rod??
Shalll we askfor larger ones?
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