The Numismatic Chronicle Volume 6

The Numismatic Chronicle Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...We do not say positively that these coins do not belong to East Anglia, and to descendants of Egbert, but we object to the appropriation without some more satisfactory evidence than we have at present. We wish to check all hasty removals of coins from one district to another, especially in any work which professes to take a general view of the whole subject, and may therefore be taken as a guide by collectors, who thereby become confused by a variety of systematic arrangements contradictory of each other. There are many difiiculties in the way of a correct appropriation of Saxon coins, and arguments which are adduced as incontrovertible for the appropriation of one coin, are rejected as perfectly valueless in some other cases. Ethelweard and Beahtric are removed from the West Saxonsvto East Anglia, because the type of these coins very much resembles those of Eadmund; yet Eadvald is removed from Mercia, notwithstanding the perfect identity of his coins with those of Olfa, and in the absence of any authority whatever. Though identity of types and moneyers' names are strong reasons for assigning to two coins the same time and place, yet these must not be too implicitly relied upon, for it appears, from some coins, as if there was occasionally such intercourse between the different states, that one king might allow to another the privilege of employing his moneyer and his type; or that one monarch did not scruple to imitate a type and a moneyer's name from the coins of a neighbour. These circumstances present difliculties to a Saxon collector, and suggest caution in attributing a coin to any particular person, and especially in removing a coin from one locality to another. We would strongly recommend that all such proposed attributions...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952944
  • 9781236952943