• Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Pt. II: Anglo-Saxon Coins and Post-Conquest Coins to 1180

    Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Pt. II: Anglo-Saxon Coins and Post-Conquest Coins to 1180 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles) (Hardback) By (author) Hugh Pagan

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    DescriptionThis is the second and concluding volume in the SCBI series devoted to the collection of Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester. The Grosvenor Museum's holdings in this field derive partly from the matchless collection of coins of the Chester mint formed during the first half of the twentieth century by Dr Willoughby Gardner (1860-1953), and partly from a succession of major hoards of tenth-century date discovered in the city of Chester at intervals since the 1850s. As a result, the Grosvenor Museum collection is of national importance for the study of tenth-century Anglo-Saxon coinage, and the present volume describes and illustrates hundreds of previously unpublished coins of this period. The volume also contains an introductory essay discussing the history of the Chester mint between its foundation in the early years of the tenth century and the major reform of the English coinage carried out in the closing years of the reign of King Edgar (959-75). It explains how to distinguish coins struck at Chester from comparable coins struck at neighbouring mints including Derby, Stafford and Tamworth, and puts on record the fact that during Chester's mid-tenth-century heyday its moneyers were more numerous and probably more productive than those at such other major English cities as London and Winchester.

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    Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Pt. II
    Anglo-Saxon Coins and Post-Conquest Coins to 1180
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Pagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    ISBN 13: 9780197265024
    ISBN 10: 0197265022

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKENC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: WCF, 3F
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 737
    LC classification: CJ
    DC22: 737.49410216
    DC23: 737.4941
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKENC
    Thema V1.0: AGC, WCF
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-ENC
    Illustrations note
    34 black and white plates
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2012
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    Review quote
    excellent comparative material for anyone (chiefly specialists) wishing to identify a coin or place it in the context of its issue. John Naylor, Journal of Medieval Archaeology
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; Coinage at Chester to Edgar's Reform ; Anglo-Saxon Coin Hoards from Chester and its Vicinity ; Other Provenanced Coins ; Collectors, Donors and Dealers