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CNG 111, Lot: 1043. Estimate $400.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 700-710. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.17 g, 2h). Series C imitation(?). Mint in Kent(?). [Radiate] head right; annulet and A to left, epa in Runic to right / Standard with degraded TOT II legend around; [crosses?] in margins. EMC 1986.8686 (same rev. die); Abramson 4.70; SCBI 63 (BM), –; SCBI 69 (Abramson), 93; cf. North 41; cf. SCBC 779. Good VF, attractive bluish toning, die break on reverse.

From the Ealing Collection. Reportedly found in South Humberside (not recorded in EMC).

The cited EMC specimen shares an obverse die with SCBI 69 (Abramson) 93, linking the fine style bust of this coin with a remarkably crude bust.