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HHL Type 80 to 89


EMC 2015.0164


Type 85


Since completing the research I have purchased another Type 85 Sceat (see image below). It is very simlilar to 1997.8169. It also has a crown visible above the head and the ear and lips are displaced in the same way. I'm not sure if this coin is a die match but is very similar in many aspects.The runes are structured in the same style/fashion.The annulets and horizontal chevron are in almost identical places. Unlike 1997.8169 this coin has a fairly centrally placed standard. It also appears to have "floating" crosses outside of the standard on the reverse, they don't appear to be attached to the standard. I have researched over 150 images of different R8 reverses and can not find another with unattached or "Floating" crosses. As this coin has no find spot it cannot be registered on the EMC database. The new coin has a weight of 1.08g and a die axis of 0°. See Below.

Image only shows position of Runes. To see image of actual coin see image number 1997.8169 Early Medieval Corpus on-line database at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.


In this type the head has a noticeably pointed nose and a rather angry look. Three annulets although placed in unusual places are featured. However, the ear is where the lips are usually placed and the lips appear misplaced below the ear. The artwork is very crude. The runes read clockwise and their tops point outwards. All of the typical elements are present, however, the artwork is somewhat crude and is offset and worn. This single coin was found in Lincolnshire ID 36 and weighed 1.23g.

Type 85 Timms Collection

Further details about this type can be seen on the British Numismatic Society (BNS) Blog. https://britnumsoc.blog/2019/11/08/a-rare-rune-combination-on-r8-sceatta-c-timms/