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The reverse shown above is variety Cii from the York group of gold shillings. I have attributed the inscription to Paulinus, first bishop of York, 627-33. I believe this type, and the Kentish shillings ascribed to King Eadbald, some of which may be associated with bishop Mellitus (d. 624), to have initiated English coinage. They are the only English gold issues ascribed to historically documented figures. See British Numismatic Journal 2019, p. 1-18.