Sceat


Sceat
AS silver coin, the first English penny. Initially issued with good silver content; by the early 8c quality was deteriorating. Very debased coins, sceattas or stycas, were still being issued in Northumbria in the early 9c; by the end of that century all such coins were made of copper or brass. Some were issued by the archbishop of York. This coinage continued until 867. [< OldEngl. sceatt = money, tribute] -
Cf. Penny

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  • Sceat — d Aldfrith de Northumbrie Les sceattas (singulier : sceat, du vieil anglais), ou pseudo sceattas[1], étaient des piécettes d argent, au graphisme barbare et pesant moins d un gramme, utilisées à pa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sceat|ta — «SHAT uh», noun. = sceat. (Cf. ↑sceat) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sceat — sceat; sceat·ta; …   English syllables

  • Sceat — Sceattas (singular sceat, not sceatta) were small, thick silver coins minted in England, Frisia and Jutland in Anglo Saxon times, commonly referred to as the Dark Ages.Coin image box 2 singles header = image left= image right = caption left =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sceat — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar a …   Wikipedia Español

  • sceat — /shat/, n. a silver Anglo Saxon coin of the 7th and 8th centuries, sometimes including an amount of gold. Also, sceatta /shat euh/. [learned borrowing (18th century) of OE sceat, scaett; c. OS skat, OHG scaz (G Schatz) treasure, tribute. See… …   Universalium

  • scéat — m ( es/ as) 1. a corner, an angle, edge, point; applied to the earth or heaven, corner, quarter; 2. a projection, promontory, point; 3. a nook, corner, quarter, district, region (in the phrases eorþan, foldan scéat); 4. a lap, bosom, fold; 4a.… …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • sceat — noun /ʃæt/ A small Anglo Saxon coin, especially one made of silver …   Wiktionary

  • Sceat — sceattas pl. ♦ A Saxon silver coin of the late seventh, eighth and early ninth centuries. (Beresford, Maurice and Hurst, John. Wharram Percy: Deserted Medieval Village, 138) …   Medieval glossary

  • sceat — …   Useful english dictionary


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