Series QIE/QIID -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Series QIE/QIID, laterally reversed, diademed and draped bust left, wreath ties behind, cross pommée and pellets before, pyramidal neck, rev. Quadruped standing right, looking back, gaping jaws, crest right, tail intertwines legs, pellets in field, 1.03g, 270° (SL 63-65 plate coin; SCBI 69, 616 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 133/-; Spink 808A/809). Extremely 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 #254. Provenance: Acquired privately from finder, October 2016 ~ Found on the Ousden-Ligate Parish boundary (West Suffolk), 9 August 2011 ~ [EMC 2017.0038].