The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Yorkshire Numismatist. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report. Thanks. -Editor
The Yorkshire Numismatic Society (Leeds, UK) has contributed four volumes of the Yorkshire Numismatist for inclusion on Newman Portal. These volumes, periodically published since
1988, gather scholarly articles on ancient, medieval, and modern numismatics with an emphasis on Anglo-Saxon and English material.
Volume 4 (2012), for example, contains an article by Adrian Marsden that discusses a hoard of 65 Anglo-Saxon sceattas unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2010. Tony Abramson, president of the
Yorskhire Numismatic Society, provides background on the sceatttas:
“They were silver early-pennies of 10-11mm in diameter, weighing c. 1.10g in the primary phase (660s-c. 710) and c. 1.00g in the secondary phase (c. 710 to 750s in the south of England, the Low
Countries and France, and into the 9th century in north England and Ribe). Those of the north of England are inscribed with the names of issuers and moneyers. Southern issues are typically
Marsden’s article catalogs and analyzes the varieties found and provides additional historical background. The Newman Portal is grateful to Tony Abramson for facilitating this contribution.
Image: Sceattas from the Aldborough (Norfolk) hoard.
Link to the Yorkshire Numismatist on Newman Portal:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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