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Early Anglo-Saxon, Pale Gold Thrymsa

Item Reference: FI426591

Early Anglo-Saxon, Pale Gold Thrymsa

Early Anglo-Saxon Period (655-675) Pale Gold Thrymsa, 1.10gm. PADA type A. Bust facing right wearing double pearl diadem, surrounded by runic inscription. Rev: Small cross with annulet in each angle, NOVIANVS interrupted by runes for pada. (Metcalf 82. N 31. S 773). Bold strike, extremely fine and extremely rare. ex Patrick Finn List 12 (1998), number 38. Found at Lyminge, north of Lympne in Kent, 1996. The area was once the site of a Kentish Royal court, where an abbey was founded and endowed for Aethelburga, daughter of Aethelberht and widow of Edwin of Northumbria.