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Aldrfrith (685-705)
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DRB5 The Kingdom of Northumbria, Aldfrith (685-704), Silver Sceat (Penny), 1.14g., 12mm, York mint, +ALDFRIDVS around a beaded circle,  rev., a fantastic quadruped triple tailed beast (lion) left, (N.176; S.846; EMC 2009.0363 this coin), good very fine, good legends and well centered on a neat round full flan, extremely rare. $1995 SOLD

The first Anglo-Saxon silver coin with a regal title, predating the pennies of Offa by a century, in itself reflecting the political and cultural power held by Northumbria at the time.