Series J, type 36 var. -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Series J, type 36 variety, crude diademed and draped bust right, with braided hair, crescent ear, extended lips, unknotted wreath ties, coiled serpent before in figure-of-eight, rev. two birds (eagles ?) right, foreground bird has three feathers and splayed feet, coiled serpent before, attacking, 0.90g, 45° (SL 20-30; Abramson, 2008, Fig. 4; 2012b, Fig 24a; SCBI 69, 404 this coin; T&S pp. 361-7, 301-2. Metcalf no. 32 and 93; Gannon 48, no. 170; 55, no. 215, 114-5, Fig. 4.8; North -; Spink 804D/802D). Presumed unique.
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21000, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part I, March 18th 2021, lot #128. Provenance: M Vosper, January 2002 ~ Found near Spalding (Lincolnshire), 2001 ~ [EMC 2003.0140 = BNJ Coin Register 2001, no. 53].