Animal Mask Group -
Anglo-Saxon England, Secondary Series (710-760), Sceat, Animal Mask Group, feline or fox head facing, body in left field with pellet outline, 2½ annulets in right field, 2 between ears and one between whiskers, rev. saltire pommée with central annulet quartering inner circle, with Ys in quadrants, 1.03g (SL 112-50 plate coin; SCBI 69, 822 this coin; T&S pp. 446-8, 354-6; Gannon 133, 134-5, 185, Fig. 4.39; Spink 829 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 #300. Provenance: Acquired privately from finder, March 2008 ~ Found by D Young at Raunds (Northamptonshire), 27th January 2008 ~ [EMC 2009.0047].
The so-called animal mask type features either a feline face or a fox. The more prominent snout favours the latter.