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Triton XXI, Lot: 1328. Estimate $300.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Continental Sceattas. Circa 695-715/20. AR Sceatt (12mm, 0.98 g). Series E, Primary (‘Ashton Rowant’) phase, stepped cross var. (Type 53). Uncertain mint. ‘Porcupine’ with snout right; annulet, pellets, and bar below / ‘Stepped’ cross, pellet-in-annulet at center; pellets in quarters, zig-zag line in margin. M&OdV unlisted; Abramson 91.10; cf. Metcalf 261/258 (for obv./rev.); SCBI 63 (BM), 420 var. (triple pellets in quarters); North 150; SCBC 785. EF, toned.

From the Dr. JDR Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CIII.4 (May 1995), no. 2610; Baldwin’s 3 (5 October 1994), lot 607. Found in Coddenham, near Ipswich.