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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1224

ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 720-735/50. AR Sceatt (12mm, 0.99 g, 9h). Series H, type 49. Hamwic mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1224.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 1 300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 720-735/50. AR Sceatt (12mm, 0.99 g, 9h). Series H, type 49. Hamwic mint. ‘Wodan’ head within pelleted border; around, eight pelletes-in-annulets with pellet between them / Bird standing right; pellet above, rosette below head. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 79; Beowulf 53 (this coin); Hamwic 36 var. (obv. rondels; same rev. die); Abramson 48.810; SCBI 63 (BM), 460 var. (obv. rondels); SCBI 69 (Abramson), 370 var. (no pellet); North 108; SCBC 801A. Toned. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Beowulf Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 75, 23 May 2007), lot 1422; Lord Grantley Collection (Part II, Glendining, 27 January 1944), lot 683.

In the late seventh century the increasingly base gold thrymsa coinage was replaced by a silver coinage of sceattas. ‘The fine silver and good weight of the ‘primary’ and ‘intermediate’ phase sceattas gave way during the second decade of the eighth century to the progressive debasement and lighter weight standards which mark the so-called ‘secondary’ phase. Typologically and artistically this later coinage saw much innovation as the die engravers employed a wide range of native pictorial motifs in place of their earlier adaptations of Roman and Merovingian coin design.’ Grierson, p.35

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.