Aethelred, variety i. -
Northumbria, Æthelred, First Reign (774-779), Sceat, variety i, EDILRED, L & R inverted, central cross, trefoil in field, beaded border, rev. large fantastic animal standing right, foreleg raised, pointed tail enclosing cross, large triquetra below, 1.02g, 0° (SL 72- 20 plate coin; Abramson, 2012b, Fig 10b; SCBI 69, 870 this coin; North 180; Spink 850).
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 #382. Provenance: Acquired privately from finder, February 2010 ~ Found by C Best at Market Weighton (East Yorkshire), 2010.