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Triton XXI, Lot: 1340. Estimate $300.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-760. AR Sceatt (12.5mm, 1.18 g). Type 70 related. Uncertain mint. ‘Standard’ with saltire ending in annulets; three pellets at each side; all in double circular border, the inner pelleted, the outer linear / Annulet cross without limbs; two pellets between annulets; all in triple circular border, the inner and outer pelleted, the middle linear with four annulets adjacent to inner double pellets. Coin Register 1987, 91 (same dies); EMC 2008.0429 (same dies), otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, toned. Good metal. Extremely rare.

From the Dr. JDR Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CI.1 (February 1993), no. 109.

The obverse of this coin is die lined to the reverse of SCBI 63 (BM), 560 and 561, as well as de Wit S341, all of the ‘Monita Scorum’ series, Type 46.