Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceat Porcupine Type Continental Series E, AD c700-704

Denomination: Silver sceat

Period: Early Anglo-Saxon period

Date: Circa AD 700-704

Origin: Rhineland and Danubian area mints

Condition: VF, small flan crack

Obverse: Quilled crescent coiled right, triangular head with pellet 'eye' pellet and cross below

Reverse: Beaded standard with four lines and annulet with central pellet

Size and Weight: 12mm, 0.70g

References: Abramson p.88, Abramson's Sceata List 99, Spink 790

Features and Provenance: The so called 'porcupine' motif on the obverse of this coin, is actually a degraded version of the ancient Greek diademed bust imagery and the reverse depicts a Roman standard. A great number of varieties and patterns exist. These coins originated in the Rhineland and spread, with others, to Britain to fill a monetary void. 


Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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