Free Identification Service
Early Anglo-Saxon gold shillings, pale gold shillings, silver sceats, base stycas Merovingian tremisses and deniers may be submitted for identification without charge. Simply email good quality images, preferably against a white background, to Tony Abramson. Alternatively, images can be sent by mobile 'phone to 07884 113388.
There are no express or implied warranties or guaranties as to the accuracy of any identification, the authenticity of any coin or its value, nor is there any commitment to purchase at the valuation given or any other price. Use of images and find information will be treated in confidence.
The reverse shown above is from the York group of gold shillings. The inscription has been attributed by Abramson to Paulinus, first bishop of York, 627-33. This type and the Kentish shillings attributed to King Eadbald, some of which Abramson believes to be associated with bishop Mellitus (d. 624), are the only English gold issues ascribed to historically documented figures.