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E-auction 122-65276 - ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E

ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E XF/AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 78 €
Maximum bid : 88 €
End of the sale : 17 August 2015 15:48:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Sceat au porc-épic, Série E
Date: c. 710-760
Mint name / Town : Dorestad ou Quentovic
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,58 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très agréable monnaie, avec un avers un peu mou mais un superbe revers de frappe particulièrement vigoureuse. Fine patine grise et irisée, avec une petite tache au droit

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbare, très stylisée à droite, les cheveux hirsutes ; des petits traits parallèles devant la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré perlé, avec un annelet au centre, accosté de trois V et d’une croisette dans les angles.

Commentary


Si ce type d’avers est vraiment classique, ce revers précis manque aux collections d’Oxford et à l’ouvrage de T. Abramson.

Historical background


ANGLO-SAXON

(Seventh - eighth centuries)

If minting these coins is to be at the beginning of the eighth century, in Britain, it is not unusual to find them in Gaul. They are often confused with the Merovingian silver coins (see COINS XIX, No. 503, sceattas c. 680-710, classified Merovingian denier of Laon). During the eighth century, the style of these pieces is more degenerate, they are often on ridges or filled. These small coins disappear from circulation in the second half of the eighth century.

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