Series K, type 32a -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Series K, type 32a, diademed and draped bust right, framed in 'keyhole', upcurved drapery (a cuirass?), large eye gazing heavenward, small mouth and braided hair, delicate knotted wreath ties behind, bust framed by beading, hand cupping cross pommée before, rev. serpent-headed coiled 'lion' right, with long upward curling tongue extended between fangs, erect ear, circular eye, 'feathered' body, 1.01g, 180° (SL 39-40 plate coin; SCBI 69, 412 this coin; T&S pp. 395-402, 307-10; Gannon 35, 71, 72, 131, 137,139-40, 175, 187-8, and Figs. 2.15, 2.48a, 4.44, 4.46b, 4.47, 6.1; North 89; Spink 803C).
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 #187. Provenance: M Vosper, August 2009