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Triton XXI, Lot: 1316. Estimate $300.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 685-700. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.27 g, 12h). Series BIB, type 27b. Mint in Essex or East Anglia. Diademed bust right, breaking inner border; blundered legend around / Bird standing right upon cross; annulets flanking; all within ouroboros; three annulets below, blundered legend around. Rigold Appendix E, 1; Abramson 16.10; Metcalf 100; SCBI 2 (Hunterian), 65–6; North 126; SCBC 777. EF, toned. Rare variety with only two annulets as Series B1A.

From the Dr. JDR Collection. Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 740 (April 1980), no. E147.