Early Anglo-Saxon Period, Sceatta, secondary phase (c.710-760), series J 

Head right with double beaded diadem, outer beaded border. Rev, bird on cross facing right, quatrefoil of pellets before, annulets either side of cross with two trefoil of pellet flanking, 12mm, 1.15g, (S.802; N.126; Abramson 18.20). A fully centred strike, set out on a broad flan. Precisely struck with full clarity to the portrait, fields clear. Rev, bird, cross and annulets motif crisp and immediately recognisable. Good extremely fine, toned. £480 Ex. Mike Vosper, bought September 2002.                                                   #996