Series H, Celtic cross, type 39. -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Series H, Celtic cross, type 39, Hamwic, pecking bird in beaded foliage right, wing raised and curled, pellet eye, beak open, feet splayed, pellets in field, rev. voided Celtic cross with rosette in angles and at centre, 0.97g (SL 46-10 plate coin; Abramson, 2012a, Fig 27; SCBI 69, 356 this coin: T&S pp. 321-36, 283; Gannon 113, 119, 120, 123, 180, 185, Fig. 4.16; MEC 8 Series Ha, 329-30; North 96; Spink 801 plate coin).
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 #209. Provenance: TimeLine Auction 1, March 2010.