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Hammered Sceatt? Anglo-Saxon? Celtic?

Started by statmatics, February 07, 2023, 07:49:01 PM

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statmatics

A metal detectorist uncovered this 15 mm diameter sceatt_1.jpgsceatt_2.jpg  coin in Cumbria (North West England) and sent these pictures for identification.

Whew! I have looked through a bunch of reference material, but nothing has appeared.

If you can help, please do! --- Thanks!

Figleaf

The upper picture could be inspired by a Hellenistic or Roman type head, but the monogram doesn't make any sense for such a coin.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

statmatics

The monogram of Zenonis comes close. But I have been unable to find a match.

see: https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/zenonis/i.html

zenonis.jpg

andyg

I very much doubt this is genuine somehow,
it looks very similar to objects being sold as metal detecting finds on ebay in recent years.
The seller probably appears here;
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=18502.0
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....