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Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 5

PIRIE E J E   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 5
Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Part I, The Willoughby Gardner Collection of Coins with the Chester Mint-Signature. 1964. Xx, 43 pages, including 16 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 6

STEVENSON R B K   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 6
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Part 1, Anglo-Saxon Coins, with associated foreign coins. 1966. xxxii, 64 pages, including 29 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 19

GRINSELL L V, BLUNT C E & DOLLEY M   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 19
Bristol and Gloucester Museums. Ancient British Coins and Coins of the Bristol and Gloucester Mints. 1973. 160 pages, including 28 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 23

METCALF D M   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 23
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, part III, Coins of Henry VII. London 1976. Xlviii, 53 fine plates, each with descriptive text adjacent. Cloth. Based on the earlier publications of L.A. Lawrence, R. Carlyon-Britton, and others, this work offers a definitive arrangement of an exceptionally rich sequence of issues, and solves some long-standing problems. It is a locus classicus for the study of undated privy marks, broken letters, and 'coded' stops, and for the priority of letter forms over privy marks and even over die-links in determining the correct classification of the coins. And is one best fruits of a tradition of numismatic research fostered by the British Numismatic Society during several decades.

£35.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 26

CLOUGH T H Mc K   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 26
Museums in East Anglia. The Morley St Peter Hoard (including coins in the British Museum) and Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Angevin Coins, and later coins of the Norwich Mint. London 1980, 189 pages, 52 plates. Cloth. The Morley St. Peter hoard of 883 late Saxon pennies was found on 27 January 1958. The discovery was clearly of the greatest importance, it attracted wide publicity, and summary accounts of the hoard and of the circumstances of its discovery in the side of a contractor's trench were swiftly published. The coins were in the hands of Norwich Museums some three hours after they were found. It was not known then that the preparation of a full account of the hoards would occupy several years and it could not be foreseen that circumstances would prevent the publication of a detailed inventory before the passage of some twenty years. It was then that the principle of publishing the hoard as a Sylloge volume was approved, a project which was later enlarged to include the collections of Norfolk and Suffolk as a whole. Morley St. Peter remains the only hoard of the period which is available for study in its entirety, and it contains the most extensive group of portrait coins of Edward the Elder so far known. The discussion in the present work is almost entirely devoted to this series, but it can be no more than a preliminary study of such an extraordinary group of coins and can only hint at the circumstances which may have led to the deposition of the hoard itself. Nor does it represent a corpus of coins of this type, although coins from other sources have been taken into account in the discussion and die-linking studies.

£42.50

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 27

GUNSTONE A   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 27
Coins in the Lincolnshire Collections. Part 1, Coins with Lincolnshire mint signatures from the Sir Francis Hill collection, Part 2, Coins from other English, Irish and Continental mints to 1272. London 1981, 171 pages, 68 plates with descriptive text. Cloth. This volume records the superb collection of coins with Lincolnshire mint-signatures which was presented to his native city by Sir Francis Hill in 1974. It must rank as one of the most important numismatic gifts ever made to a provincial museum. The opportunity has been taken to include other relevant coins in the various collections of the new County Museums Service and in other museums in modern Lincolnshire.

£45.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 30

BRADY J D   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 30
American Collections. Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins. 1982. Xxiv, 76 pages, including 30 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. One purpose of a volume of American collections to be published in the series of the SCBI was to make the institutional collections of the American Numismatic Society in New York, the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington available to students who because of distance or other reasons might have found them difficult to access. Around these three collections there was an intention to gather such additional material as might prove forthcoming from private hands. The institutional collections provide the bulk of the coins published here. Each cabinet has a peculiar history, each has its interesting features, but at least for the two in New York and Washington no claim can be made for a long and specialized interest in Anglo-Saxon and Norman coinage. The really remarkable coins individually are rather to be found for the most part in the private collections.

£30.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 31

THOMPSON R H   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 31
The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, 1575-1750, Part 1, Bedfordshire to Devon. 1984. Xl, pages; 35 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. Mrs Emery May Norweb has been interested in coins since about 1905, and has built up a remarkable collection, with particular strengths in North and South American pieces, and since 1953 English. She has been active in the American Numismatic Society, and was, from 1962 to 1971, President of the Cleveland Museum of Art. On loan to the Museum from the Norweb collection is some splendid pre-Columbian art, and a very fine series of English gold coins, ancient to modern, of which a catlogue was published by the Cleveland Museum in 1968. Mrs Norweb's Ancient British, Romano-British, and English coins to 1180 were published as volume 16 of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, and additional pieces acquired between 1971 and 1980 were included in volume 30. The seventeenth century tokens, however, have been Mr and Mrs Norweb's joint pursuit. The Honorable R. Henry Norweb was born in Nottingham, and the Norweb family had Yorkshire connections; understandably, therefore, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire tokens have been a particular concern. Mr and Mrs Norweb have shared the labour on collecting, he negotiating with dealers while she kept the records. They acquired about 800 tokens from the Virgil Brand collection. At least as early as 1957 they purchased tokens from the London auction-rooms, and more recently acquired important collections of Shropshire and Yorkshire. The result of this dedicated collecting is that Mr and Mrs Norweb have the largest collection of seventeenth-century tokens that has ever been formed, some 13,000 pieces. It contains a great many unpublished types; and of the published types few hitherto have been illustrated. It should be noted that this publication does not include the Norweb Collection's communion tokens, which are kept separately.

£15.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 33

NORTH J J & PRESTON-MORLEY P   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 33
The John G. Brooker Collection. Coins of Charles I. (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

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 34

ARCHIBALD M M & BLUNT C E   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 34
Anglo-Saxon Coins V. Athelstan to the Reform of Edgar 924-c.973. 1986. Xliii, 152 pages, including 56 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.This is the first volume to be published in a series of ten sylloges 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 accession of Athelstan in 924 to the reform of the coinage by Edgar, c.973; 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 comrprehensive. Many major accessions of material have been made in this series since the publications of the Museum's catalogues of Anglo-Saxon coins in 1887 and 1893 and are here made fully available for thefirst time. This volume is thus of fundamental importance for the study of the coinage and for the wider history of the period.

£75.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 35

BATESON J D & MAYHEW N J   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 35
Scottish Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. 1987, 290 pages, 116 plates. Cloth, gilt. There is a total of 1,838 coins listed of which 1,168 belong to the Ashmolean collections and the remaining 670 to the Hunterian cabinet. The coins from the two groups are intergrated in this sylloge but with an indication of ownership. The basic arrangement in the catalogue is by reign and then by metal in the order gold, silver, billon, and copper. The coins are then listed according to coinage followed by mint, denomination, and class. Each entry has its own sylloge number accompanied by and A or H to denote an Ashmolean or Hunterian source. This is followed by its weight in grains and grammes, the die axis by degree, a note on chipping, piercing etc. if present and after 1539 the date when included. A full reading of the legends is given for all coins up to the introduction of the long-cross penny in 1250 and a reverse reading only for the long-cross coins up to 1280.

£75.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 36

KLUGE B   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 36
State Museum Berlin, Coin Cabinet. Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins. 1987. Viii, 184 pages, includin 41 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£45.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 37

MIKOLAJCZYK A   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 37
Polish Museums. Anglo-Saxon and later medieval British Coins. 1987. X, 78 pages, including 20 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 38

THOMPSON R H   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 38
The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, 1575-1750, Part 2, Dorset, Durham, Essex and Gloucestershire. 1988. Lxxx, (I), 172 pages, 51 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£20.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 40

TALVIO T   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 40
Royal Coin Cabinet Stockholm Part IV. Anglo-Saxon Coins, Harold I and Harthacnut 1035-1042. 1991. Xiv, 200 pages, 74 plates. Cloth, with laminated jacket. Stockholm's Royal Coin Cabinet contains by far the largest collection of late Anglo-Saxon coins in existence - drawn almost entirely from the prolific Viking-Age silver hoards of Sweden. The publication of this massive collection represents a major long-term undertaking for the Sylloge series. This substantial volume is the first to appear (though numbered Part IV in the planned final sequence). Covering the two short reigns of Harold I and Harthacnut (1035-1042), it records and fully illustrates no fewer than 2,063 coins. This is an essential reference work for anyone concerned with the coinage of the 11th century.

£55.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 42

GUNSTONE A J H   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 42
South-Eastern Museums. Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, and Later Coins to 1279. 1992. Xiv, 210 pages, including 78 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. This long awaited volume, the last work to be undertaken by Antony Gunstone before his premature death in 1984, catalogues some 2,350 coins, the largest number of any single Sylloge volume to date. The coins came from 45 metropolitan and provincial museums lying within an arc running from Southampton to Peterborough (excluding East Anglia, which was previously published). This volume includes a good run of Celtic coins mostly from local finds, and the Anglo-Saxon and later issues down to the beginning of Edward I's reign are well represented. The particular strength of these collections, however, lies in the coinages of Edward the Confessor, Harold II and William I, drawing material from several large nineteenth-century hoards found in London and Sussex. As usual, the catalogue is fully illustrated, and is equipped with a survey of the collections, a bibliography and four indexes.

£75.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 43

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 43
The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, 1575-1750, Part 3, Hampshire to Lincolnshire. 1992. liv, 216 (2) pages, including 51 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. Part 3 contains one of the most important collections of Hertfordshire tokens, which the Norwebs acquired from the enormous Nott collection and elsewhere. Nott had acquired Longman's collection; and Longman had built on those he acquired from his grandfather Sir John Evans. Hertfordshire localities new to Williamson are Batchworth Bridge (Rickmansworth), Elstree, Stanstead Abbots and Welwyn. There are extensive runs for Hampshire (which now, however, loses tokens through re-attribution from Blackwater and Farnborough), and for Kent, the latter including copperas-pickers' tokens from Minster and Queenborough. There are good representations of the small series for Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire (adding the places Earith and Spaldwick), Leicestershire (adding Belgrave and Bottesford), and Lancashire, where the loss of pieces from Ashton, Newton, and Risley is compensated with the new localities of Greenlow Heath, Marsden Coal Pit, and Rufford. For Lincolnshire, however, the Norwebs seem always to have faced stronger competition, as is also true to some extent of Kent.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 44

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 44
The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, 1575-1750, Part 4, Norfolk to Somerset. 1993. lvii, 220 pages, including 50 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 49

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 49
The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, 1575-1750, Part 6, Wiltshire to Yorkshire. Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Scotland. 2000. Lxxii, 264 (2) pages, including 43 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. This volume completes England apart from London and Middlesex. Wiltshire is fairly comprehensive, Worcestershire reasonably strong, whilst Yorkshire is superb, and probably the best collection ever formed, with many pieces being rare if not unique. For Ireland there are many corrections. The Petty coinage is the subject of an introductory essay. There is a specimen of the only type of the Isle of Man, and of the only confirmed type of Scotland. Two uncertain pieces have been attributed to the island of Sark. The Wales series has just one addition to Boon (1973). The volume includes an Addenda including all the tokens which can now be attriubuted to counties previously published.

£25.00

The Herbert Schneider collection of English gold coins

Woodhead P   The Herbert Schneider collection of English gold coins
Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Volume 57. The Herbert Schneider collection of English gold coins 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. The completeness and quality of the collection makes it an ideal vehicle for a conspectus of English gold coinage. Volume Two includes coins from the reign of James I to the end of the use of gold coinage as a circulating medium. The introduction discusses for each ruler the back ground, the terms of the coin issues based on surviving mint documents, the numismatic classification, and the modern literature. The meticulous catalogue of the 674 coins gives full transcriptions of the legends and details of the classification and die-linking of each coin. Every piece is illustrated on the 55 plates making the Sylloge a valuable tool for identification and further study. An additional 3 plates illustrate the 23 coins which were not included in the first volume, in 1996. Peter Woodhead, FSA, is a former President of the British Numismatic Society. He has been a student of English coinage for over 50 years and is the author of numerous articles on numismatic subjects.

£60.00

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