Introduction to the Original Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, Intituled the Beauties of England and Wales

Introduction to the Original Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, Intituled the Beauties of England and Wales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...coining. But there Ire not any coins distinguished by s baronial title, or peculiar in-ark, although the coins of English bishops are frequently seen. i North, that no king that ever reigned in England coined in more different places than Canute. Keder gives 26 cities and towns. Whether this proceeded from the pride of the Dane, or was granted to many towns to procure their atfection, cannot be determined. The privilege of coining was not quite free and unpaid for. ' Mr. Gough, who presents the above quotation, adds that the greatest number of coins of Canute extant in any cabinet, was formerly believed to be those enumerated by Keder, amounting to seventy. In the summer. of 1774, however, above three hundred came to light, with many silver fibulaa, in two cowhorns, in a great mos about two miles from Kirkwall, in Orkney. The bulk of them became the property of Thomas Dundas, Esq. of Castlecary; and 42 specimens of the varieties as to place, were engraved in a Catalogue of Coins of Can-ute, published on that occasion. t The coins of Harold the First, and Hardicanute, are of c onsiderable rarity. Specimens of the coins issued by each of the Anglo-Danish monarchs are engraved in the Saxon tables of Hjckes, Gibson, and Gough, already.noticcd, nnder the head of Anglo-Saxon Coins..., It has been observed in a former page, -that the Danes introduced to England the t_wo denominations of money termed the Mark and the Ora; and the relative value of these representa. tives of coin is explained in the same place. In concluding my brief hints towards information concerning the coins of the ancient Britons; the Romansin connexion with Britain; the Anglo-Saxons; and the Anglo-Danes; itis_necesnary to observe that not any coin...show more

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