Identifying Sceats

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Never found a sceat but I’d love to. In the meantime I like researching them cause they are so intricate and beautifully designed, with lots of hidden meanings. At a basic level sceats fall into 2 main categories:

Primary & Intermediate series c. 680 - 710 AD - types A-F, and the Secondary series C 710 - 750 AD types G-Z. All the listed types then have sub-series. This basic guides, with visual examples of the types is a good introductory guide and a starting point for further internet research.

Other books worth looking at are:
Sceattas - An Illustrated Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins and Icons by Tony Abramson 2006. I have this book - it’s good.
Jeffery J North -English Hammered Coinage, Volume 1, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III 1994 - although now a bit out of date they say.
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I found my first one of these a few weeks back, thought it was a tiny roman coin until I gave it a little clean.
My photos are rubbish but from this guide it looks like a Series A, I will make more of an effort to get a decent photo now.

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PaulaK wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 3:56 pm I found my first one of these a few weeks back, thought it was a tiny roman coin until I gave it a little clean.
My photos are rubbish but from this guide it looks like a Series A, I will make more of an effort to get a decent photo now.

Thanks
Please do :thumbsup: I’ll get my bucket ready as they make me sick with envy :D
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These are the ones I took at the time. I'm looking at getting a light box so hopefully I can take better ones from now on
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Just got my latest Sceat back from PAS ( the porcupine type series E) so thought i would show my Sceat / Styca collection. These are my favorite type of coin.
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Graham wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 6:23 pm Just got my latest Sceat back from PAS ( the porcupine type series E) so thought i would show my Sceat / Styca collection. These are my favorite type of coin.
Wowee..! They are beauties :clapping:
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PaulaK wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 5:28 pm PXL_20231001_142744888.jpgPXL_20231001_142906018.jpg

These are the ones I took at the time. I'm looking at getting a light box so hopefully I can take better ones from now on
Very nice :clapping: That will clean up beautifully too.
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Graham wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 6:23 pm Just got my latest Sceat back from PAS ( the porcupine type series E) so thought i would show my Sceat / Styca collection. These are my favorite type of coin.
Very nice Graham :clapping:
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This is one I found a few weeks ago. Quilled figures type series E .
Low grade silver I think as it registered as low conductivity on my Deus2.
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Nice well found. :thumbsup:
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midhurst wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:08 pm This is one I found a few weeks ago. Quilled figures type series E .
Low grade silver I think as it registered as low conductivity on my Deus2.0455657C-4FD2-4F19-8C90-7B92062B5BB4.jpeg
Very interesting info. I’m digging everything that isn’t iron anyway but now you’ve given me extra reason to. Lovely coin!
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