"Fledgling", type 33, Style A -
6 ‘Fledgling’ Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, "Fledgling", type 33, Style A, wolf or lion head right, prominent mane behind, pointed ear above, serpent-tongue curling below, serrated border, rev. eagle running right, large claws below, carrying fish in mouth, trefoil tail in triquetra above, beaded border, with vestige of double border at top, 1.10g, 180° (SL 44-10 plate coin; SCBI 69, 452 this coin; Abramson, 2008, Fig. 9; and, 2012b, plate; Gannon, 2003, Fig. 4.66; 2008, Fig 6; Spink 832 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 #200. Provenance: SNC, December 2002 ~ Found by I Postlethwaite at Binnington, 'on the Staxton end of the A46 towards Scarborough', SE 998 780 (Yorkshire), June 1997 ~ [EMC 1997.0082 = BNJ Coin Register 1997, no. 82]. The find site is referred to by Bonser as "near Malton Site 1" in 'Fifteen years of coin finds from productive sites', The Yorkshire Numismatist 3, pp. 39-46.
The reverse image may relate to an episode in Bede’s biographical Life of Cuthbert, when Cuthbert set out with his boy servant but no provisions. When they tired and stopped to rest, an osprey brought a fish which they all shared.