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ID:     75001450
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Western Europe
Region:     England
City:     Kings of Northumbria
Issuer:     Aethelred I, First Reign
Date Ruled:     774-779 AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Sceat
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD First reign, 774-779/80
Weight:     1.12 g
Die Axis:     2 h
Obverse Legend:     +EDILRED (partially retrograde)
Obverse Description:     Cross pattÉe
Reverse Description:     Heraldic quadruped standing right, raising foreleg; cross above, triquetra below
Mint:     York
Primary Reference:     Beowulf 116 (this coin)
Reference2:     Pirie, Guide 2.7a
Reference3:     North 180
Reference4:     SCBC 850
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=104358
Grade:     VF, toned, a little porous
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1450 Very rare. From the Beowulf Collection. Ex Finn FPL (Winter 1994/95), no. 31.