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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Silver Southumbrian sceat

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

This is a unique example of a Southumbria coin from a Scottish site.  Unlike Northumbria, Southumbria was never the name of a kingdom but was used to refer to lowland England south of the river Humber.  This is one of sixty five Anglo-Saxon coins found at Whithorn.

 

The obverse shows a head facing right within a border of pellets.  On the reverse is a bird on a cross.

Place of Production:
'Southumbria' - England south of the River Humber
Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
diameter 18mm, weight 0.85gm
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Accession number:
WIWMS Whit EMCoin.61
Digital Number:
WTCO001a; WTAC001b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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