Runic (R) Series Sceatta

R2 Type Classification

Types 12 to 16 on this page.

 

 

 

R2 Type 12

Coins in this type, Type 12, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 8 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 1 (chart 3 below). Please see also charts 4 and 5. Coins ID I, ID 2, ID 3, and ID 13 are in this Type 12 group. A beaded border can be seen clearly on the obverse of ID 3 and on the reverse of ID 13.

 

ID 2

A diagram of a Type 12 coin is shown above. All R2 coins in this survey have right facing heads. Behind the head are the letters TAT, although difficult to see without high magnification the A is barred. In front of the head (reading clockwise from the top of the coin) is a “T”. Sometimes (as in this case) the letters and runes extend over the flan edge. Below the T are the runes EPA, these are followed, in this type, by another T.  Again in this incidence, the top of the T  extends over the edge of the flan. Letters and Anglo-Saxon Runes are used together. The three lines under the Pyramidal beaded neck are called exergual lines and in this case consist of a top continuous line, a middle beaded line and a bottom continuous line. Usually two pellets form the lips on the face. The ear is crescent shaped and has a pellet at each end, this is referred to as Pommėe. The runes have different endings, these are referred to as Pattėe, see below.

 

The Reverse of the coin has the usual central configuration of symbols within a beaded standard. On top of the standard is a Tufa containing three pellets and below it a Cross Pommėe. Different Types have different symbols each side of the standard on the outside This Type has the letters/symbols ITATI mirrored on the other side of the flan.

 

 

 

R2 Type 13

The above image of coin ID 11 is a Type 13 coin. Coins in this type, Type 13, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 3 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 1 (chart 3 below). A main element of this type is the line of four pellets between the horizontal lines at the top of the “T’s” behind the head. There are also four pellets below the exergual lines. Coins ID 9 and ID 11 are in this type, I believe they may be a die match. Coin ID 11 has a beaded border visible on its reverse.

 

 

 

R2 Type 14

ID 18 Image by kind permission of Dr T Abramson

Coins in this type, Type 14, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 4 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 2 (chart 3 below). Unusually there are “Horns” hanging down each side from the top of the standard. The letters behind the head read ITAT with an cross above the A. The runes read TEPA The letters on the reverse read ITATI which is mirrored on the opposite side of the standard.

 

 

 

R2 Type 15

ID 8

Coins in this type, Type 15, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 1 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 5 (chart 3 below). Uniquely this coin has the runes EPA only, see image above. The group of letters behind the head is malformed. The nose is of an unusual shape, similar to some C series coins. The letters on the reverse read ITATIT as always, mirrored on the other side of the standard, TITATI.

 

 

 

R2 Type 16

Diagram above is coin ID 7. Coins in this type, Type 16, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 2 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 3 (chart 3 below). It is unusual to see annulets outside the letters on the reverse of an R2 coin, only this type and one other have this. The obverse has the runes TEPA in front of the head. Behind the head are the letters TAT. The reverse has the letters ITAIT + TIATI around the standard.