Triquetras Group, variety 3, type 101 -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Triquetras Group, variety 3, type 101, winged female figure in Orans posture facing ~ Mary (?), rev. void cross with triquetra limbs, central pellet, rosettes in angles. 0.94g (SL 110- 40 plate coin; Abramson, 2012a, Fig 38; SCBI 69, 447 this coin; T&S pp. 423-5, 341-4; Metcalf 234; Gannon 27, 49, 83, 162, 187, and Figs. 2.39, 3.6, 5.7a-b; 6.1; North -; Spink 821).
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 #294. Provenance: ~ Found near Ipswich (Suffolk), c. 1992~ [EMC 2008.0082 = BNJ Coin Register 2008, no. 183].
The winged figure of Mary praying in the orans posture, as identified by Anna Gannon, makes this an iconic and highly individual piece with special significance in the Christian repertoire. This is backed by the intricate triquetra cross with rosettes in the angles.