Primary Sceattas (Sceats) For sale (Circa 680 - 710 AD)

The dating of the earliest Anglo-Saxon coins is problematic since the design are all copied from existing coinage, Merovingian or Frisian. However, since both these sources have been extensively studied, it is possible to determine a terminus post quem for the source of the design, and therefore an approximate start-date for the issuance of the coin-type. These first, derivative coin types are known as the 'primary series'. They are are generally of good metal quality and weight (ca. 1-1.3 grams) and largely restricted to circulation in Kent and the Thames Estuary, from a probable source in the vicinity of the Kentish royal court at Canterbury. A few early sceats were also produced in Northumbria, bearing the name of King Aldfrith (685-704 A.D.), who came to the throne after the death of his elder brother, Ecgfrith, in battle at Nechtansmere. We regularly supplement our collection of Primary Sceats for sale - check back to this page soon.

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Anglo-Saxon Series D, Type 2C Variant 'Left Facing' English Imitation Sceatta 019550

Scarce Anglo-Saxon Series D, Type 2C 'Left Facing' English Imitation Sceatta
Silver, 1.26 grams, 11.98 mm. Circa 695-740 AD. Obverse: degraded radiate bust left with two rows of pellets behind bust, runes in front. Reverse: cross pommee with with pellets in angles, small cross pommee's around. Reference: M. 158-80; M.p. 184-90; S. 792. Good very fine, uncleaned 'as found' condition with a deep grey patination. Probably of English manufacture imitating the continental type.
£160.00

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Anglo-Saxon Series D, Type 2C Variant 'Left Facing' English Imitation Sceatta 019550
Anglo-Saxon 'Broad Rimmed Helmet' Primary Sceatta 019545

Anglo-Saxon Series F 'Broad Rimmed Helmet' Primary Sceatta
Silver, 1.07 grams, 11.64 mm. Circa 680-710 AD. Obverse: bust right with pelleted helmet with boad rim, plundered legend. Reverse: small cross on steps, arrangement of surrounding annulets and letters arrand. Reference: M. 136-7; M.p. 125-32; S. 781. Very fine and better.
£175.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Broad Rimmed Helmet' Primary Sceatta 019545
Early Saxon 'Pada Type III' Sceatta 011945

Very Rare Early Saxon 'Pada Type III' Sceatta
Silver, 1.12 grams, 11.86 mm. Pada Type III; 675-685 AD. Obverse: profile bust right with blundered legend OVI ANC. Reverse: small cross with annulet in each quadrant and legend SPAN [PADA] FN with the PADA in runes. S. 773; N. Pa; Metcalf p. 73-79. Good very fine and very rare.
£850.00

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Early Saxon 'Pada Type III' Sceatta 011945


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