rainbow cup is probably the first coin minted in the Netherlands, sceatta's seemed an unatainable coin for some reason. Until last October, when I bought my first Continental Runetype, followed by two porcupine types. These super little coins sure are addictive. In the two weeks thereafter, I was able to snag four new ones, all found, and probably minted in The Netherlands. First, the ones I already had (I retook the photo's). You can see the bird on the obv gradually changing into the abstract 'porcupine' (not really sure this is actually the case, but I like to think so): Annonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Series E, Primary ('Ashton Rowant') phase, plumed bird var. L (Type 6).), minted: Possibly Dorestad (The Netherlands); 695/700-710/5 AD Obv: “Plumed bird” right; pellet-in-annulet below beak Rev: Standard; pellet-in-annulet at center and in corners, separated by either double- or triple-pellet groups; lines in margin Provenance: Found in province of Zeeland (the Netherlands) 2018. Ex private collection; acq.: 11-2019 Annonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Series E, sub-variety D), minted: Possibly Dorestad (The Netherlands); 720-740 AD Obv: Purcipine type, "V" near head, small cross at the left Rev: Square, with central annulet. Two "T" at each side, / \ below, with two pellets in between. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 10-2019 Anonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Series E, sub-variety K), minted: The Netherlands to Eastern Germany; 720-740 AD Obv: Porcupine type with four legs Rev: Beaded square with cross above and to the left. Central annulet with dot inside. Four beaded lines around in 'swatsika pattern'. Weight: 0.79g; Ø:1.3mm Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 10-2019 Annonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Series D, type 2c, sub-variety 3c), minted: Possibly England; 695-715 AD Obv: Abstract head Rev: Central cross with four pellets around, below annulet, above cross patté, runic letters around. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 09-2019 Now the new ones: Annonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Series E, Primary ('Ashton Rowant') phase, plumed bird var. K (Type 6)), minted: Probably Dorestad, Frisia (the Netherlands); 695/700-710/5 Obv: Plumed bird’ right; cross pommée to right and below Rev: Standard with central pellet-in-annulet, four bars, and two trefoils; crosses at sides, dots around Catalogue: Abramson 87.30; OdV&K 297-8; SCBI 63 (BM), 303-6; North 49; SCBC 789 Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 11-2019 This one had a layer of horn silver on it, which I removed for the most part using (of course) sodium thiosulphate. This is probably a continental runictype, but I haven't quite pinpointed it. Suggestions are welcome The last one is broken and (thus) already resold to another collector. It is a very nice one though: ANGLO-SAXON, Continental Sceattas. Circa 695/700-710/5. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.14 g). Series E, Primary ('Ashton Rowant') phase, stepped cross var. (Type 53). Mint in Frisia (Dorestad). 'Porcupine' with snout right; annulet, pellet, and bar below / 'Stepped' cross, pellet-in-annulet at center; zig-zag line in margin. Abramson 91.10; SCBI 63 (BM), 419; North 150; SCBC 785. Post your sceatta's, dark early Medieval coins, or anything you deem relevant!