The Lyon Collection of Anglo-Saxon Coins

Hardcover | March 30, 2017

byStewart Lyon

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This book records, illustrates, and discusses the context of more than 1,000 coins from the Anglo-Saxon period, assembled by the author during 60 years of scholarly research and deposited by him in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on lifetime loan. The composition of the collection reflectsthis research and is therefore particularly strong in the so-called sceattas and stycas of the kingdom of Northumbria, and also in silver pennies of Edward the Elder from the early 10th century, as well as the issues of AEthelred II and Cnut which immediately preceded and followed the former's deathin 1016. A textual chapter discusses and points to a resolution of the discrepancy in 9th-century Northumbrian chronology as presented by Norman historians and from analysis of the coinage. A later chapter reviews the evidence of documents, hoards and the analytical study of the surviving coinagefor the dates and durations of its periodic renewal in the fifty years after its reform by Edgar c.973.

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This book records, illustrates, and discusses the context of more than 1,000 coins from the Anglo-Saxon period, assembled by the author during 60 years of scholarly research and deposited by him in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on lifetime loan. The composition of the collection reflectsthis research and is therefore particularly ...

Stewart Lyon was educated at Liverpool College and Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, PhD). He was President of the British Numismatic Society 1966-70 (currently a Vice-President) and Sanford Saltus gold medallist 1974. He is an actuary by profession and President of the Institute of Actuaries 1982-84.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:March 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197266029

ISBN - 13:9780197266021

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PrefaceList of TablesList of FiguresPART IIntroductionSynopsis1. Southumbrian England to c. 7502. The Kingdom of Northumbria3. Southumbrian England from c. 750 to the Arrival of the Viking4. Monetary Unification and the First Viking Campaign5. Viking Coinages in the Danelaw, c. 895-9276. Alfred's Monetary Reform and the Expansion of English Minting7. The Mid-Tenth Century, 939-c. 9738. Coinage Renewal and Weight Variation in the Fifty Years after Edgar's Reform OF c. 9739. From 1023/4 to the Norman Conquest10. Norman Kings and other CoinagesPART II1. CatalogueCollectors, Dealers, etc.AbbreviationsBibliographyArrangement of the cataloguePlatesIndex of mintsIndex of moneyersIndex of finds