Silver coin; Denomination: uncertain
Continental series, 'porcupine' obverse
The term Sceat commonly used probably meant wealth or money, it may have been called a penny. Although commonly found in England, studies suggest these pieces were trade coins made in the Netherlands. The distribution of find spots of this and other contemporary sceatta coinages is strong evidence for the importance of trade between anglo-saxon England with Frisians and Merovingians - extending from Roman times.
A degraded bust said to be 'porcupine-like'
A simple military standard indicated by a square of beads; within TOTII
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Lincoln, 15 Mar 1976
695 - 740 AD
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.073 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., p.34, no.45 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.