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England - Silver Fourpence Groat VI (1445-54) Henry S. 1915 MS-61 NGC - Toned Coin
"ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 720-740. Mint in east Kent. Diademed and draped bust right, wreath knot behind head, holding cross / Wolf-headed, coiled serpent right. From the Beowulf Collection. Coiled, serpent-like creatures were a common protective motif in pre-Christian artwork. This symbol was assimilated into Christianity as a representation of Christ’s Resurrection (Gannon, pp. 137-8)."