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British Museum Anglo-Saxon coins I; early Anglo-Saxon gold and Anglo-Saxon and continental silver coinage of the North Sea area, c. 600-760.

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British Museum Anglo-Saxon coins I; early Anglo-Saxon gold and Anglo-Saxon and continental silver coinage of the North Sea area, c. 600-760.

Gannon, Anna.

The British Museum Press

2013

304 pages

$100.00

Hardcover

Sylloge of coins of the British Isles; 63

CJ2490

This is a lovely catalogue of the British Museum collection of Anglo-Saxon coins--the first one since 1887, when the collection was barely one third of its current size. It opens up with a description of the history of the collection itself, together with a list of vendors and auctioneers and proceeds to a comprehensive bibliography. A list of hoards and other finds, alphabetical and arranged by type follows. Chapters are included on classification and chronology, typology of the coins, and an overview of gold content of the coins in the context of the history of coinage and a survey of coinage divided into separate overviews of gold and silver coins lead into the main body of the volume: plates illustrating 867 coins, obverse and reverse, together with full description of each coin and information on its provenance. This catalogue would be useful for both historians and other scholars of the period and numismatists. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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