Inscriptional type 3, variety Cii -
Anglo-Saxon England, Bishops of York (c. 620-655), Gold Shilling, York Group, Inscriptional type 3, variety Cii, standing figure with cruciform features and short cross floating either side; cross pattée on left and a fleur-de-lis right, ‘minster wall’ segments arched, rev. SANCTE VIA DCS EF(V), central cross pattée in beaded circle, 1.28g, 135° (SCBI 69, 6-7; A&W, type V. xxi; North 27; Spink 762). Very rare.
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 #336. Acquired privately from finder, March 2016 ~ Found by C Howard near Thirsk (North Yorkshire), 20 February 2016 ~ [Dies Ci2/Ci1; EMC 2016.0079; BNJ 2019, no. 15].