Eadberht, class Ai -
Northumbria, Eadberht, Secondary Phase (737-758), Sceat, class Ai, beaded borders, EAOdERhTVl·, around cross pattée, rev. fantastic animal with tongue extended, standing right, foreleg raised, tail looped, pointing down, 1.10g, 180° (SL 70-10; Abramson, 2012b, Fig 4; SCBI 69, 831 this coin; North 177; Spink 847 plate coin).
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 #343. Provenance: Acquired privately from finder, October 2006 ~ Reportedly found by G Thompson, ‘4 miles east of York’, 2005 ~ [EMC 2007.0021].