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The English Long-Cross Pennies 1279 - 1489

Wren C R    The English Long-Cross Pennies, 1279 - 1489
Edward I to Henry VII - An Illustrated Guide to Identification. 1995. 196 pages, exceptional line drawings throughout. Card covers. As with other volumes in this series, this guide is intended to introduce the voided long-cross coinage to new collectors and beginners generally and to assist in classifying these coins. It is not a scholarly work; it does not include any significant original material and some of the details and complexities have been simplified. If it enables collectors, archaeological site personnel, detectorists and others to identify the majority of coins they need to, then its aims will have been achieved. Avery useable guide with most useful lists of obverse and reverse legends, initial marks and symbols, enabling simple and quick identification.

£15.00

The Short-Cross Coinage, 1180 - 1247

Wren C R   The Short-Cross Coinage, 1180 - 1247
Henry II to Henry III. Second Edition. London: Spink, 2006, 90 pages, illustrated throughout, Card cover. This guide is only intended to introduce the short cross coinage to new collectors and beginners generally and to assist in classifying these coins. It is not a scholarly work; it does not include any significant original material and some of the details and complexities have been simplified. If it enables collectors, archaeological site personnel, detectorists and others to identify the majority of normal coins at need, then its aims will have been achieved. The introduction sets out very briefly the historical context of the short cross coinage and the development of the classification system in used today. Numismatists have studied the coins for many years, but it is only since the original written records or 'Rolls' (some of which have survived from the time when these coins were struck) have been transcribed and studied that many matters have been determinded. The Rolls contain many references to financial matters of the time and the names and details of some moneyers and mint officials are recorded (sometimes with their dates of appointment, death or removal) and this information has provided to be invaluable in establishing a chronology and in placing coins of the different types in sequence.

£15.00

The Voided Long- Cross Coinage, 1247 - 1279

Wren C R   The Voided Long- Cross Coinage, 1247 - 1279
Henry III & Edward I. Second Revised Edition, London: Spink, 2006, 80 pages, illustrated throughout, card cover. This guide is only intended to introduce the voided long cross coinage to new collectors and beginners generally to assist in classifying these coins. The English voided long- cross coins are so-named from the double-limbed or 'voided' cross on the reverses which extends to the outer edge of the coins, This serves to distinguish them from the earlier short-cross which they replaced and from the later (plain) long-cross coins of Edward I (from 1279) and thereafter.

£15.00

Sceatta's - An Illustrated Guide

ABRAMSON T   Sceatta's - An Illustrated Guide
By one of the leading experts on this subject, 190pp, packed with over 1600 black & white coin illustrations and figures. line drawings by Michael Metcalf, Softcover. Sceattas evince the explosion of creativity and economic activity marking the end of the so-called 'Dark Age'. The iconography reflects diverse cultural influences in an age when Christianity and superstition clashed. The sophistication of design and technical excellence are stunning. Yet Sceattas are simultaneously the most dynamic and the most neglected sphere of English numismatics. The dynamism of the coinage derives from bold creativity; the excitement from the rate of discovery of previously unknown forms. Sceattas An Illustrated Guide is a heavily illustrated identification guide to the protopennies of AD 675-775. It uses the extensive iconography of the coinage to provide a visual route to proper classification giving numismatic descriptions and historical, geographic, political, economic and religious context. It is a tool of vital interest to the collector, numismatist, archaeologist, metal-detectorist, medieval and economic and art historians. Types of Sceattas included: Animals, Faces, Radiates, Standards, Birds, Figures, Saltires, Step Cross, Diadems, Twin Figures, Serpents, Torcs, Profiles, Quilled Figs. (see sample pages below), Rosettes, Celtic Crosses, Stars and Triquettes & Northumbria.

£25.00

English Hammered Coinage, volume I

NORTH J J   English Hammered Coinage, volume I
Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. AD 600-1272. Third edition, London, 1994. 320 pages, 20 plates, maps, lists of mints and moneyers, diagrams. Casebound. This fully revised third edition combines the considerable research and numerous finds of the past fiftenn years. Included are definitive lists of the mints and moneyers of the late Anglo-Saxons, full details of the 'sceatta' series and completely revised lists of the tenth century coinage. Many new finds of the reigns of Henry I and Stephen and the Anarchy have filled the gaps in the lists along with amendments to the Short-Cross and Long-Cross coinages where all main varieties are now illustrated.

£45.00

English Hammered Coinage, volume II

NORTH J J   English Hammered Coinage, volume II
Edward I to Charles II. Third, revised edition, London, 1992. 224 pages, 11 plates. Casebound. The principal amendments to this third revised edition have been in the coinages of 1279-1351 and the provincial issues of Charles I, both of which have recently been the subject of Sylloges dealing solely with the coins of these periods. Much new information has been incorporated into the relevant sections on the strength of important studies published recently including the base shillings of Edwards VI, the milled coinage of Elizabeth I, the Tower shillings of Charles I and the mint of York of Charles I.

£45.00

The Herbert Schneider Collection of English Gold Coins, volume I

Woodhead P   The Herbert Schneider Collection of English Gold Coins, volume I
The Herbert Schneider Collection of English Gold Coins volume I and their imitations 1257-1603 . Henry III to Elizabeth I 1257-1603 by P Woodhead. The collection here catalogued was formed over a period of some 50 years by one of the leading experts in the field. it is the finest collection in private hands and is outranked only by that of the British Museum. This volume, the first of at least two, runs from the reign of Henry III to that of Elizabeth I cataloging no less than 890 coins with full transcriptions of the legends and details of the classification and die-linking of each coin. Every piece is illustrated on the 83 fine plates making sylloge an invaluable tool for identification and further study. 466 pages including 83 plates each with descriptive text. Hardback.

£60.00

Coinage in Tenth-Century England

BLUNT C E, STEWART B H I H & LYON   Coinage in Tenth-Century England
C.S.S. From Edward the Elder to Edgar’s Reform. London 1989. xxxii, 372 pages including 27 plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. This is the first detailed study ever made of the coinage from the formative period of English history, between the death of Alfred in 899 and the major monetary reform undertaken in the closing years of the reign of Edgar (957-975). With its fuller analysis, this volume complements the British Museum contributions to the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles for the same period.

£60.00

Welsh Hoards 1979-1981

BOON G C   Welsh Hoards
1979-1981. 1986. 142 pages, illustrated throughout, several maps. Casebound,with laminated jacket. The Coinage of Cnut in Wales; The Coinage of the Empress Maud; The Earliest Portrait Esterlings. With an Appendix of other Hoards from Viking Times to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

£28.00

Medieval English Groats

BUCK I   Medieval English Groats
Witham 2000. 66 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Card covers.Although the title chosen for this book rather infers that it cuts off at the end of the medieval period (which is generally accepted as AD 1500) it actually concludes at the end of the Tudor period. The author set out to bring the collecting of English groats within the comprehension of many more numismatists by creating an interest in, and showing a method of collecting groats, which is more accessible than many of the more learned articles published in the British Numismatic Journal. This book is about the love of coins, particularly groats, and the points to watch out for if the reader wishes to build a substantial and interesting collection.

£15.00

The Durham Mint

MARTIN A   The Durham Mint
Spink, London 2003, 228 pages, 12 plates, hardcover. Martin Allen’s meticulous study of the episcopal mint of Durham from the late eleventh century until 1541. Bishops of Durham had the right to mint coins from late eleventh century to the mid-sixteenth century. Many thousands of these coins survive, and more are found each year. This book, which is the first to be published on the Durham mint since 1780, places the coins in the context of the abundant manuscript sources for the history of the mint. It investigates the work of the people who ran the mint, and the mint's profits and output.This book is the first comprehensive account of an English ecclesiastical mint, reconstructing its operation as a business at the mercy of market forces, and assessing its contribution to the exceptional palatine privileges of the bishops of Durham.

£45.00

Coins of Charles I

NORTH J J & PRESTON-MORLEY P   Coins of Charles I
The John G Brooker Collection 1625-1649. London, 1984.lxix, (8) pages. 130 plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. (SCBI Volume 33).This volume describes and illustrates almost the entire Brooker collection of over 1,350 coins of the reign of Charles I and provides a permanent record of many coins now widely dispersed. The collection has been catalogued by the authors in accordance both with previous Sylloge style and the product of new research in connexion with the provincial Royalist issues.

£25.00

An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon & Norman Coin Finds c.973-1086

METCALF D M   An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon & Norman Coin Finds
c.973-1086. London 1998. xvi, 309 (3) pages,including 3 plates of line drawings, 27 maps and charts. Casebound. Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No.32. An analysis of hoards and single finds of late Saxon and Norman coins, to discover what they can tell us about monetary circulation in eleventh century England. At the heart of the book is a series of 39 questions and answers, which demonstrate a general methodology for interpreting coin finds, which hopefully will be of interest to students in other areas as well. There is a prolongued discussion of the enigmatic topic of weight variation and some new thoughts on the Second Hand and Expanding Cross types. Then follow separate sections on each of the 31 periodic types, gathering up the results of the detailed researches of recent decades, and providing bibliographical references. There is a commentary on the significance of each published hoard (if adequately recorded). Next there are 12 regional surveys of groups of shires, with larger scale maps. A Gazeteer lists all the single finds, with references; Statistics of mint-output; Select Bibliography. An invaluable work of reference for all interested in the subject.

£42.00

The Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II

Withers P & B   The Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II
Small Change II. Llanfyllin 2002. 56 pages, illustrated throughout with 4:1 enlarged photographs. Card covers.

£15.00

The Farthings and Halfpennies of Edward I and II

Withers P & B   The Farthings and Halfpennies of Edward I and II
Small Change I. Llanfyllin 2001. 60 pages, illustrations throughout. Card covers.A new classification based on the latest research, easy to use for both the beginner and the advanced student. Illustrated with 4:1 enlargements. Legends quoted in full for each type and sub-type. Many previously unpublished types included. London and provincial mints (excluding Berwick). Concordance with earlier works (both Fox and North). Chronological table. Essential for the archaeologist, curator, collector and metal detectorist.

£15.00

The Halfpennies and Farthings of Henry IV, V and VI

Withers P & B   The Halfpennies and Farthings of Henry IV, V and VI
Small Change III. Llanfyllin 2003. 68 pages, illustrated throughout with 4:1 enlarged photographs. Card covers.

£15.00

Small Silver Henry VIII - The Commonwealth

Withers P & R   Small Silver Henry VIII - The Commonwealth
This book, also known as Small change V, is an easy to use guide illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Small silver covers the end of both the farthing and the halfpenny as silver coins, and also documents the issue of the three farthings, a coin struck only during the reign of Elizabeth I.

£12.00

The Anglo-Scandinavian Coinage

MALMER B   The Anglo-Scandinavian Coinage
c. 995-1020 (Commentationes de nummis Saeculorum IX-XI in Suecia repertis. Nova Series 9). 1997. 636 pages, including tables, figures, plates, drawings. Casebound. This work is a continuation of a preliminary study, published in 1989, The Sigtuna Coinage circa 995-1005, based on circa 300 dies and 1,100 coins. In the present book the number of dies is nearly 1,700 and the number of coins circa 3,700. In addition 233 coins are briefly described in an Appendix. The total material on which the present investigation is based is therefore more than 5,000 coins and nearly 2,000 dies. Nearly all coins are imitations of the English coin types Crux, Long Cross, Helmet, Small Cross and Quatrefoil. It is hoped that the series will be completed by a third volume. The Anglo-Scandinavian coinage circa 1020-1030, including a survey of all Scandinavian coinages from its beginning in the early ninth century down to the transition period about 1030 when the coin workshop in Sigtuna ceased production at the same time as the flourishing Danish coin industry developled a national system of coinage. In the present volume Danish, Swedish and Norwegian imitations of English coins are considered together.

£80.00

JONSSON K   Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon Coinage
In memory of Bror Emil Hildebrand. Stockholm 1990. 502 pages, illustrations. Casebound.Consisting of 12 papers by recognised scholars in the field of Anglo-Saxon coinage.

£35.00

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