S.771, Vanimundus -
Anglo-Saxon England, Transitional Coinage (c. 675-760), Pale Gold or Electrum Shilling, Vanimundus, variety A, crested helmeted and elaborately draped bust right, sceptre behind, legend around, rev. + VANIMVNDVS MONE, standing cross with crossed terminals, C and < in lower quarters, 1.22g, 270° (Vanimundus, type 55, VaA; SL 2-05; T&S pp. 73-9, 81-3; Gannon 53, 58-9, 75-6, 160, 180, 184, no. 18 and Figs. 2.43, 2.51a, and 2.73; Spink 771). Very 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 # 29. Provenance: Acquired privately from finder ~ Found by C Reader, near Park Wood, Detling (Kent), 20 May 2018 ~ [PAS KENT-726A36 = EMC 2018.0247].