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Head of Christ?

CNG 111, Lot: 1044. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 715-720. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.30 g, 6h). Series Z, type 66a(i). Mint in East Anglia or Mercia. Facing head of Christ with curled mustache and forked beard; |- ••• -| above, XL to left, UV to right / Quadruped standing right, tail between legs; (L retrograde)ΛI+ above, retrograde L between legs, retrograde Γ to lower right. Abramson 102.20; SCBI 63 (BM), –; cf. SCBI 69 (Abramson), 119 (for type); North 145; SCBC 782. Near EF, toned, areas of find patina. Very rare.