Celtic Knots of East Anglia Earrings
Anglo Saxon 'sceattas' are small silver coins from Dark Age Britain. This one is of a stylized Celtic knot in the form of an interlace cross. They bear 12 pellets in groups of three surrounding the interlace cross, which may have intentionally represented the disciples of Christ. These coins are extremely rare and were the first coins minted in East Anglia. They were struck under king Beonna (AD 749-760) and the runes read 'BEONNA' around a central pellet.
Very little is known about these mysterious little coins. Christian imagery on many suggest that some may have been minted by bishops or abbots.
- hot struck from 1-1.5g (per coin) of 99.9 pure silver
- Just like the originals, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
- As with all of our wire earrings, these coins are double sided and therefore reversible to mix and match whichever way you choose.
- Solid sterling silver earring hooks (not cheap silver plated copper)
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