Sceat, an Early Anglo Saxon Coin

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“Specimens occur in gold, but most frequently in silver. Their average weight is 15 grains, and they were probably current from about 600 to 750.” —Whitney, 1889

This image is of a silver sceat currently in the British Museum. The image shows the obverse and reverse of the coin.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5385


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