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Metcalf Illustration

Triton XXI, Lot: 1320. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 700-715. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.11 g). Series W, type 54. Mint in southern Wessex. Figure standing facing, head right, holding long cross pommée in each hand / Cross-crosslet on saltire cross with central pellet. Metcalf, First, Variety 1B, 5a = Coin Register 1993, 246 (this coin, illustrated with line drawing in Metcalf); Abramson 108.20; SCBI –; North 148; SCBC 787. EF, toned. Excellent metal. Rare.


From the Dr. JDR Collection, purchased from Patrick Finn, May 1996. Found on the Isle of Wight, 1991/2, by J.W. Heath, shown to British Museum by B. White, 15 April 1992.