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CNG 106, Lot: 1074. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 700-715. AR Sceatt (11mm, 1.12 g). Series W, type 54. Mint in southern Wessex. Figure standing facing, head right, holding long cross pommée in each hand / Cross-crosslet on saltire cross with central pellet. Metcalf, First, Variety 1B, 4; Abramson 108.20; cf. SCBI 63 (BM), 184–5; North 148; SCBC 787. Good VF, small cut on edge. Rare.

The first series of sceatts minted in Wessex. This series was the first to depict a standing figure holding a cross in each hand, which was copied in a variety of issues among the Secondary sceattas.