Series QIF, type 71 -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Series QIF, type 71, facing standing female figure with long hair curled up at ends, holding angled long cross pommée either side, pellets in field, rev. Sea bird or eagle, left, with three tail feathers, rounded feet splayed, wing curled above back, pellets in field, 0.78g, 180° (SL 63-80 plate coin; Abramson, 2012b, Fig 22c; SCBI 69, 621 this coin; T&S pp. 488-95, 382-5; Gannon 28-9, 39, 53, 65, 87, 101, no. 159, 148- 50, 175, 191-2, and Figs. 2.7b, 2.44; North 115; Spink 808B). Very rare.
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 #256. Provenance: N Mills, January 2010 ~ Reportedly found in East Anglia.