Inscriptional type 2, variety Ci -
Anglo-Saxon England, Bishops of York (c. 620-655), Gold Shilling, York Group, Inscriptional type 2, variety Ci, face over segmented wall, pellet eyes, bifurcated cross forms features, cross pattée either side, enrobed, rev. SANCTE VIA DCS EF(V), central cross pattée in beaded circle, 1.22g, 270°[?] (SCBI 69, 6 this coin; A&W, type V. xxi; North 27; Spink 762 plate coin). Very rare, especially in this condition.
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21050, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part II - Northumbria, March 18th 2021, lot #335. Acquired privately from finder, October 2008 ~ Found by T Durston at Garton-on-the-Wolds (East Yorkshire), c. 2000 ~ [Dies Ci1/Ci1; EMC 2008.0432; BNJ 2019, no. 11]