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E-auction 124-66165 - ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété D

ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété D XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 72 €
Maximum bid : 73 €
End of the sale : 31 August 2015 15:48:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété D
Date: c. 710-760
Mint name / Town : Dorestad ou Quentovic
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 0,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Frappe centrée au droit, mais légèrement décalée au revers. Types identifiables, mais mous, avec une patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête barbare, très stylisée à droite, les cheveux hirsutes ; le nez et l'œil marqués ; une croisette devant la bouche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré perlé, avec un annelet pointé au centre, accosté de quatre petits globules dans les angles.


Cet exemplaire présente un type de tête assez caractéristique, avec la petite croisette devant le visage. Le revers qui y est associé a seulement quatre globules autour de l’annelet central.

Historical background


(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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