Gold Coins of Anglo-Saxon England
In 1948, Humphrey Sutherland published Anglo-Saxon Gold Coinage, the earliest truly comprehensive catalogue of the subject matter, including detailed descriptions of the Anglo-Saxon coins in the Crondall hoard of 1828.
There has been no complete, fully illustrated catalogue since. Such is the glacial rate of numismatic progress on early gold.
However, in the digital era advancement is accelerating. With the increasing popularity of metal-detection in recent decades, more finds have surfaced. The Portable Antiquities scheme has facilitated recording in the public domain. Popular metal detection websites and magazines have enabled improved access to information. Auction catalogues have broadcast high resolution images and recent results have obliterated previous records.
In an attempt to make identification swifter and more reliable, and readily eliminate bogus coins, the author of the ground-breaking Sceatta List now compliments that work with a prequel – a complete and beautifully illustrated account of all recorded early English gold coinage covering nearly 100 different varieties.
This attractive and accessible 160-page hardback, so essential to all detectorists, field liaison officers, curators, scholars, dealers, auction cataloguers and collectors, is comprehensively illustrated with large full-colour images throughout and is outstanding value at just £30 delivered (UK) from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Gary Oddie
You can book a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/some-scarce-shillings-tickets-289810830997?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
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This talk will present items with the value of one shilling from several series around the world. Beginning with a discussion of what makes something rare, a die study of the testoons issued by Henry VII will be presented. The attached picture is the piece that started the study. This is followed by other pieces from the regal series that are a bit more obscure and then a tour of the less familiar numismatic byways of paper money, tokens, and counterfeits from Britain and around the world.