SCBI 66: Norwegian Collections, Part II: Anglo-Saxon and Later British Coins (1016-1279) by Screen, E.
Hardback, 412 pages, 225 black and white plates
This volume publishes all the Anglo-Saxon and British coins
in Norwegian museum collections that date from 1016 (the accession of Cnut) to
1279. It thus completes the two-part catalogue of over 4,200 coins (those of
the Anglo-Saxon period to 1016 were published in volume 65 of the Sylloge of
Coins of the British Isles) in eight museum
collections.This important material is made available 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 through
Viking raiding activity, trade and payments of tribute over many years;
consequently these collections provide a broad perspective of the late
Anglo-Saxon coinage. The volume also includes significant groups of Anglo-Scandinavian
and Hiberno-Scandinavian imitative coins, six Scottish and one Irish coin.
Rarities include two Hiberno-Manx coins, and further coins from the B. F.
Brekke collection of Anglo-Scandinavian imitative coins. Appendices summarise
information on the very small fragments from hoards, which are exceptionally
well preserved in the Norwegian collections. Cumulative indexes of mints and
moneyers include all the coins published in both volumes.