Norwegian Collections Part 1: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016 by Elina Screen

Norwegian Collections Part 1: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016

byElina Screen

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This volume (the first of two) publishes all Anglo-Saxon and British coins in Norwegian museum collections from the Iron Age up to 1016 (the death of AEthelred II 'the Unready'). Together, the two volumes contain images and descriptions of over 4,000 coins, making this important materialavailable for analysis by archaeologists, historians and numismatists of the Viking Age and Anglo-Saxon England for the first time.Finds of English coins constitute some of the most important Norwegian evidence for Viking activity, and for economic life in Norway before the first royal coinage was issued by King Harald Hardrada in the mid-eleventh century. Anglo-Saxon coins made their way to Norway in such numbers throughViking raiding activity, trade and payments of tribute; consequently these collections provide a broad perspective of late Anglo-Saxon coinage as well as an outstanding series of rarities. These include historically significant early Viking-Age finds, the B. F. Brekke collection ofAnglo-Scandinavian coins, an Agnus Dei penny of AEthelred II and the unique 'Pointed Helmet' penny of AEthelred II. The volume also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date list of hoards and coin finds, and the first detailed English-language account of the history of the Norwegian numismatic collections. It follows the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles series format in illustrating all the coins, allowingdetailed study of eight museum collections.

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Elina Screen is a Teaching Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, research fellow at the University of Oslo, and a former Research Associate of the Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. She completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge in 1999. Elina Screen is editor of the British Numi...
Norwegian Collections Part II: Anglo-Saxon and British Coins, 1016-1279
Norwegian Collections Part II: Anglo-Saxon and British Coins, 1016-1279

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Title:Norwegian Collections Part 1: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016Format:HardcoverDimensions:340 pagesPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019726543X

ISBN - 13:9780197265437

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