Auteur Topic: ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-725. AR Sceat (0.90 g)  (gelezen 4020 keer)

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ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-725. AR Sceat (0.90 g). Series J, type 37. Two diademed heads confronted; between, long cross with trident end; double border / Cross, at each end a bird right; double border. Abramson J400; Metcalf 296-9; North 135; SCBC 792. Good VF, toned.

The iconography of confronted heads to either side of a cross has a debatable origin. Prototypes can be seen in certain Merovingian issues, ultimately deriving from Byzantine types for joint rulers, but non-numismatic possibilities point to other meanings. Most notably, the type may signify a relationship, either between people (e.g., marriage or alliance) or concepts (e.g., the holy and the secular) (Gannon pp. 37-39). Regarding the reverse, there are multiple varieties of types depicting birds and crosses, all reflecting Christian iconography: the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, and the cross. The diverse array of prototypes, both from numismatics and elsewhere, accounts for the many variations in their style and presentation (Gannon, pp. 107-112).
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Mooie kwaliteit voor deze oude merovinger.

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Re:ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-725. AR Sceat (0.90 g)
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 12 december 2010, 17:41:41 »
Hallo,
Deze heb ik in mijn verzameling.
Groeten,
Denis49 ;)

 

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