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Skeet or Shat?

18th August 2014 — 17 Comments

Most seasoned UK detectorists know that Sceattas [singular ‘sceat’] were small, thick silver coins minted in England the 7th and 8th centuries. Here’s a typical example – for the purposes of this short blog post it’s enough to say that Eadberht who died in 768, was king of Northumbria from 737 or 738 to 758. If you wish to see detailed information on sceattas, please click HERE.

Eadberht of Northumbria

Eadberht of Northumbria – Courtesy of PAS – CC BY-SA licence

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