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ID:     75001423
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Western Europe
Region:     England
City:     Early Anglo-Saxon Period
Issuer:     Sceats
Date Ruled:     ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Sceat
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD Circa 725-745
Weight:     0.82 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed and draped bust right; cross before, pellets around
Reverse Description:     Bird standing left; pellets around
Mint:     East Midlands
Primary Reference:     Beowulf 75 (this coin)
Reference2:     Abramson Q070 variety 1
Reference3:     Metcalf P. 491
Reference4:     North 133 var. (cross on rev.); SCBC 836B
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=104331
Grade:     VF, dark toning
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1423 Series QIE, type 67b Extremely rare. From the Beowulf Collection. Ex Captain "Peter" Arnot Collection (Buckland, Dix, and Wood, 21 March 1995), lot 15; Spink 20 (31 March 1982), lot 50; Brian Bird Collection (Glendining, 20 November 1974), lot 24; Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin 581 (January 1967), no. H3805.