Class Allocation for R3 Sceatta

Class Allocation

The twenty two 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 have been allocated to coins with an “earlier” style of runes/lettering/symbols usually associated with R1 and R2 types. Two classes, R3/60 R3/100 have four coins per class. 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 11 form one set. Coins ID 8 and ID 20 form another set and coins ID 13 and ID 19 the third set. This appears to be a high number of matches in a small group of twenty two 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

7

R3

20

1

6

R3

30

1

18

R3

40

1

12

R3

50

1

22

R3

60

4

2, 3, 4, 11.

R3

70

1

15

R3

80

1

14

R3

90

1

10

R3

100

4

5, 16, 17, 21.

R3

110

1

9

R3

120L

1

1

R3

130L

2

8, 20.

R3

140L

2

13, 19.

 

 

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".