Sceat Aethelred series

Features

Issuer England (United Kingdom)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 680-710
Value 1 Sceat
Currency Early Anglo-Saxon (600-775)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 11.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 307522
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sp# 780,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
Metcalf# 134-5
David Michael Metcalf; 1993. Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford / Volume 1. Gold Coinage. Royal Numismatic Society, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

‘Porcupine’/degenerate head right, wavy line below.

Lettering: [uninscribed]

Reverse

Runic lettering in two lines around central line, all within double pelleted border.

Script: Runic

Lettering:
ᚨᚦᛁᛚ
ᚱᚨᛞ

Translation: Aethelred

Comments

Early Anglo-Saxon period (c.600-c.775), Sceatta coinage (c.675-c.760), B. Primary phase (c.680-c.710).
Minted in various regions of south-eastern and eastern England (this piece attributed to Aethelred of Mercia (674-704)).
North#155

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