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Listed below are additional varieties since edition 3 was published, plus some improved images.
New Variety 1-35, courtesy of Mike Vosper - January 2012:
"Base Gold Thrymsa - Seat transitional, Type Ib-IIa? / IIa., Mint in Kent, ca.670-690 AD.
12mm - 1.17g
Bust right, the breast is as of type Ib - lines and two annulets depicting arms etc., not a row of annulets across arms and neck as Ty.IIa is. The hair has a forward bent wreath (to resembling a helmet) ending in some annulets - these annulets are only present on the helmeted Ib. It would appear that the die cutter has designed the hair to liken a helmet! In front of the bust is CIIZIO (for CRISPVS blundered), this legend only occurred on Type Ib and not IIa (IIa is TIIC, TIC or AVG). / Type IIa = PADA (in Runic), with three pellets above, in a beaded circle. Tufa on left, and mZCOTIoΛTm (C retrograde).
See S76A for the near obverse, S 769 for both sides - note the busts!
Metcalf, see Vol., 1, page 73, Pa Ib obverse and Pa IIa obverse and reverse.
It would appear that the obverse of our coin is a transition from a helmeted bust to a diademed bust, I know of no other examples and must be EXCESSIVELY-RARE"
34-25 previously 34-20 but now re-assigned.This coin Spink auction 21060, 30th September 2021, Part III lot 812. SCBI. 483. Standard bearer in hatched tabard, looking right, holding long cross right, floral cross left, standing in crescent boat. Similar to 35-30 but with crescent boat. My thanks to Nick Carter for distinguishing this probably unique variety from 34-20 above.
81-20 - a second specimen, recorded on the Portable Antiquities database. Attributed to CEOLBALD by Artie Gran in his BNS Blog contribution of 6th August 2019: 'Ceolbald of Northumbria: a new look at an old moneyer'.