Secondary Sceattas (Sceats) For Sale (Circa 710 - 760 AD)

The 'secondary series' of sceats coincides with a massive expansion of minting all over southern and eastern England; it spread to every major Anglo-Saxon kingdom and formed part of the display of power and authority associated with early kingship. Sceat types can be attributed with some confidence to Wessex, Mercia, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Northumbria and East Anglia. There was widespread copying and debasement of the type, so that the weight fluctuated considerably (ca. 0.8-1.3 grams). We regularly supplement our collection of Secondary Sceats for sale - check back to this page soon.

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Series S Type S2 'Female Centaur' Sceatta 010736

Series S Type S2 'Female Centaur' Sceatta
Silver, 0.72 grams; 12.39 mm. Circa 710 – 760 A.D. Secondary Sceattas. Obverse: Female Centaur left, naked female body facing with feathered wings stretched. Reverse: Chain of four circulating wolf heads interconnected with beaded tongues to form a 'Wolf Whorl’. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University as: EMC 2008.TBA. Metcalf 438 -441; S 831. Good very fine. Found near Didcot, Oxon 2005.
£275.00

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Series S Type S2 'Female Centaur' Sceatta 010736
Monitascorum Group 'LVNDONIA' Sceatta 012021

Excessively Rare Monitascorum Group 'LVNDONIA' Sceatta
Silver, 1.06 grams; 11.36 mm. Circa 715-750 AD. Obverse: bust right, DELVNDONIA around. Reverse: stylized porcupine left with SCORVM below. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University as: EMC 2007.0224. Only four other examples of this type recorded on both the Early Medieval Coin Corpus and the (SCBI) Sylloge of Coins in the British Isles. Metcalf, page 436; S. 834a. Obverse delaminated after striking, reverse very fine.
£450.00

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Monitascorum Group 'LVNDONIA' Sceatta 012021
Series K, Type 42 'Monster & Berry Bush' Sceatta 011892

Very Rare Series K, Type 42 'Monster & Berry Bush' Sceatta
Silver, 11.24 mm; 0.65 grams. Secondary type, circa 710 – 760 AD. Obverse: The remains of a mantled bust, pearl wreath knot behind, holding small cross pommee. Reverse: Lion or hound-like monster in collar facing back, eating on the berries of a fruiting bush behind. M 312; N 100/1 [classified as very rare by North]; Abramson K210; S 794. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University as: EMC: 2008.0380. Fair/good fine and rare. Found near Cambridge.
£125.00

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Series K, Type 42 'Monster & Berry Bush' Sceatta 011892


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