Sylloge of Coins of The British Isles
Sylloge of Coins of The British Isles British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins
Athelstan to the reform of Edgar 924-c.973
Hard back, 150 pages, Illustrated B&W, 19.5cm x 25.3cm
Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, British Museum, Anglo Saxon. This book describes and illustrates Anglo Saxon coinage from Athelstan 924 to Edgar c. 973 including the Viking Kingdom of York during its final phase.
Sylloge of Coins of The British Isles contents:
- The History of the collection
- Survey of the coinage
- Hoards and other finds
- Sales, auctioneers, collectors, donors and vendors
- Abbreviations and bibliography
- Notes to the plates
On the inside sleeve:
This is the first volume to be published in a series of ten syllogues which will describe and illustrate all the Anglo-Saxon coins in the British museum. The 1,284 coins in this volume, number V in the series, cover the period from the Athelstan in 924 to the reform of the coinage by Edgar, c973; they also include the contemporary issues of the Viking kingdom of York during its final phase ending with the death of Eric Bloodaxe in 954. The arrangement of the coins follows a new classification based on recent research into regional styles and minting areas. The British Museum's collection of tenth-century coins far outstrips that of any other cabinet in size and significance: it is especially strong in the rarities of the series but, equally importantly, its holdings of the more basic types which formed the bulk of the currency are very large and comprehensive. Many major accessions of material have been made in this series since the publication of the Museum's catalogues of Anglo-Saxon coins in 1887 and 1893 and are here made fully available for the first time. This volume is thus of fundamental importance for the study of the coinage and for the wider history of the period.