Anglo-Saxon. Sceatta, c.710-60. Wodan Head / Pecking Bird Type. Hamwic Mint.
Anglo-Saxon. Sceatta, c.710-60. Wodan Head / Pecking Bird Type. Hamwic (Southampton) Mint. Series H, Type 49, Variety 3 Reverse.
Obv: Woden head facing within a pellet border, bosses (pellets-in-annulets) around. Rev: A pecking crested peacock with splayed feet right, cross pommée below neck, pellet in annulet above.
Provenance: Detector find, Bradford Peverell, Dorset, c.2014.
Reference: S.801A, Sceatta List (Spink) page 186, variety 3 reverse.
An unusually well struck example in a very good state of preservation. The strong strike and attractive tone leaving the coin with superb appeal. A striking piece of Anglo-Saxon art.
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