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Live auction - bmv_786473 - ENGLAND - ANGLO-SAXONS Sceat

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Estimate : 580 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 540 €
End of the sale : 25 July 2023 16:26:15
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sceat
Date: c. 720
Mint name / Town : Herstal (Belgique)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Weight : 0,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Hexalpha contenant une croix et cantonnée de points.


Reverse legend : PSEUDO LÉGENDE.
Reverse description : Croix.


Ces sceats sont classées à la ville d’Herstal, proche de Liège (Belgique).

Historical background


(7th - 8th centuries)

If the minting of these coins is to be located at the beginning of the 8th century, in Great Britain, it is not exceptional to find them in Gaul. They are often confused with Merovingian silver coins (cf. MONNAIES XIX, n° 503, sceattas c. 680-710, classified in Merovingian denier of Laon). During the 8th century, the style of these pieces is more and more degenerated, they are often in ridge or filled. These coins disappeared from circulation in the second half of the 8th century.

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