S.766, "Oath-taking" -
Anglo-Saxon England, Post-Crondall Types (c. 655-675), Pale Gold Shilling, 'Oath-taking' type, in the Constantinian style, diademed, braided and cuirassed bust right with curved wreath ties, cross in open hand with slender arm before, rev. Lyre-shaped shield in double pellet border, two crosses below, three large and five small pellets in tufa above, hints of vestigial legend, 1.19g, 180° (SCBI 69, 9 this coin; Abramson, 2012a, Fig 12; T&S pp. 47-49; A&W xxiv; Marsden, Summer 2016, pp. 50-59; Gannon, pp. 62, 65, 73, 74, 165, 184 and no. 17, and Figs. 2.59, 2.71 and 2.72; North 17; Spink 766 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 # 22. Provenance: M Vosper, December 2007 ~ Found near Congham, King's Lynn (Norfolk) ~ [EMC 2008.0037 = BNJ Coin Register 2008, no. 77]