Silver Southumbrian sceat

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.
Object no :
WTCO001a; WTAC001b
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Place of Production :
'Southumbria' - England south of the River Humber
Dimensions :
diameter 18mm, weight 0.85gm
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Accession number :
WIWMS Whit EMCoin.61
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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