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E-auction 130-70828 - ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété G

ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété G XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 12 October 2015 15:18:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sceat au porc-épic, Série E, variété G
Date: c. 710-760
Mint name / Town : Dorestad ou Quentovic
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,85 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court avec une frappe centrée au droit, mais avec un revers décentré. Patine grise et hétérogène


Obverse description : Tête barbare, très stylisée à droite, les cheveux hirsutes ; le nez et l'œil marqués ; une pseudo-légende devant le visage.


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


La frappe décentrée du revers permet de voir la croisette au-dessus du carré perlé. La tête correspond approximativement à la variété G2 (cf. Oxford p. 217).

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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