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Early Anglo-Saxon Coins (Shire Archaeology) Author: Gareth Williams
Title: Early Anglo-Saxon Coins (Shire Archaeology)
ISBN: 0747806802
ISBN13: 978-0747806806
Other Formats: mobi mbr azw rtf
Pages: 64 pages
Publisher: Shire Publications (November 18, 2008)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1698 kb
Size EPUB version: 1511 kb
Subcategory: Europe




Coins are among the most important sources of information for the Anglo-Saxon period. In addition to what they tell us about the Anglo-Saxon economy, the combination of inscriptions and images provide evidence about kingship, religion and cultural identity.

Written by one of the foremost experts on Anglo-Saxon coins, this book provides an overview of Anglo-Saxon coins in their historical context, drawing on recent finds as well as famous treasures to provide an authoritative account of current interpretations. Covering the period from the Anglo-Saxon settlements of the fifth century, through the emergence of the great kingdoms of Kent, East Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex, to the Viking invasions of the mid-ninth century and the conquest of all the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms apart from the Wessex of Alfred the Great, this is an essential volume for any aspiring amateur archeologist, coin collector or student interested in this historical period.