Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceat Series L Type 23e
Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceat
Series L (London) Type 23e var
T A - L200 var
North - 85 Very Rare
Spink - 804H
Cowled standing figure holding two long cross pommee.
Whorl of three serpent-like / wolf heads clockwise, beaded tongues from tribrach.
Very fine, very rare issue, sharp obv with slight off centre rev, thames foreshore find, a very pleasing example seldom seen on the market. Unique and unlisted varient.
EMC number: 2013.0166
PAS number: LON-3E64B5
"This is an excellent example of Series L (Type 23e). Other specimens of this type have been found in the Thames at Lambeth and at Tilbury, and your find provides further evidence to support the suggestion that these coins may have been minted in London, although they are found elsewhere in England." Dr Martin Allen