Class Allocation for R3 Sceatta

Class Allocation

The twentyfour coins have been allocated class number starting with R3/10 up to R3/140L, class numbers followed by a “L” have been allocated to coins with Left facing heads.

 

Classes 10, 20, 30 and 35 have been allocated to coins with an “earlier” style of runes/lettering/symbols usually associated with R1 and R2 types. Classes 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 contain coins with the Runes XEPA on the obverse. Classes 90, 100, 105 and 110 contain coins with the Runes EPA. Classes 120L, 130L and 140L have coins with Left facing heads.  Coins with heads facing Left have been allocated higher numbers, this does not imply a later minting or chronological sequence.

 

There are three sets of Die Matches, coins ID 2, ID 3 and ID 12 form one set. Coins ID 9 and ID 21 form another set and coins ID 14 and ID 20 the third set. This appears to be a high number of matches in a small group of twentyfour coins.

 

Pictures of coins in the Timms collection and those of Dr Tony Abramson are also shown. Other images can be seen in “Thrymsas and Sceattas” Metcalf, “British Museum Sylloge 63” Gannon and on-line at the EMC Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge website. Diagrams are shown where copyright permission has not been requested.

          

                   

 

Class

Quantity

ID Number

R3

10

1

8

R3

20

1

7

R3

R3

30

35

1

1

19

5

R3

40

1

13

R3

50

1

22

R3

60

4

2, 3, 4, 12.

R3

70

1

16

R3

80

1

15

R3

90

1

11

R3

R3

100

105

4

1

6, 17, 18, 23.

24

R3

110

1

10

R3

120L

1

1

R3

130L

2

9, 21.

R3

140L

2

14, 20.

 

 

The above image shows the Runes GEPA at the top of the image. The Runes EPA are shown underneath. The rune G looks like an "X", the rune E looks like a capital "M", the rune P looks a little like a capital "C" and the rune A looks very much like an "F".