Well, @IMP Shogun: here it is! True, you say approximately one more Anglo-Saxon thread. Nonetheless, with your comment in mind, I bit the bullet, asked for a discount from the coin shop that had this sceat in their inventory for a while, and yesterday, it arrived: EARLY MEDIEVAL, Anonymous. Denomination: AR Sceatta (Serie F), minted: probably continental; 695-705 Obv: Bust facing right, wearing helmet with neck guard, large nose to forehead, cross-patte behind. Blundered legend around. Rev: Cross on steps, annulets around, blundered legend around (largely off-flan) Weight: 1.22g; Ø:11.5mm. Catalogue: Abramson 106-35. Provenance: Ex iNumis Mail Bid Sale 18, lot 385, 19-10-2012; acq.: 04-2021 Pleasant dark-grey toning. Obverse struck with fresh die; reverse with worn die. A very brief write-up. The Series F is a very distinctive group of sceatta's, probably based on a Merovingian denier from Auxerre, France. The obverse typically shows a bust to the right, with a (weird) hat, thought by some to be a bishops mite (though I've forgotten by whom). The reverse, in this specimen struck with a worn die, usually shows a garbled legend, where, in most cases, the die-cutter didn't even bothered to imitate letters, cutting squares (below): (not my coin). Such a 'typical' series F is still on my wish list, but the portrait on my coin is really nice, and even better in hand. Anyway, I hope @Nap has a similar series F to share, or can add some foundation to my short speculative write-up above. I know, for example, that Metcalf has done a die-study, but I'm unable to locate a copy. @IMP Shogun ... welcome to the club!