Sceat vondst Zuid Frankrijk

Zilveren sceat B serie (of J) gestyleerd hoofd en vogel op kruis 680-725

An Anglo-Saxon sceat. Can be the 'primary form" or the Mercian type (seaby coins of England no 784
and 791, 19 edition or see the article of Philip Hill in the Britisch Numismatic Journal 1953 plate III 26 - 27). London or York. It might be struck copying a Celtic predecor (See the book of W. op den Velde).

sceat Star of David

The Anglians actually came from the region still called Anglen in northern Germany (Schleswig). However, their settlements may have extended also into what is now Denmark. The Saxons came, as you said from northern Germany (modern Hostein and Lower Saxony).

Sceats (or better Sceattas) are mainly found in England and Frisia, but important hoards were also uncovered in Denmark (Ribe) and Germany.


The other coin looks strane and I am not even sure if it is a coin at all or perhaps a seal or so.

Clearly a Merovingian denier. The mongram letters on the
reverse seem to show at least MAS, of if you count every stroke you
can form MASSILIA and the coin was like struck locally in Marseille.

Argent/Silver 11m 1,2g, I found 7 units of coin C, exactly the same.


Finder: "I have to say that I found them in the south of France, along an old roman road connection from Italy to Spain, in the north of Marseille." "Discovered within the same perimeter (a strip of land of 20mx20m)."

Discussion : "the fact that these coins turned up so far south is quite significant I think and I suppose scholars here in the UK would actually be interested in this information. I doubt that history books will give you any clue, but  the most likely explanation would be that these coins were carried by traders."

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