NEW BOOK: GOLD COINS OF ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
Tony Abramson has published a new book on early English gold coinage.
In 1948, Humphrey Sutherland published Anglo-Saxon Gold Coinage, the earliest truly
comprehensive catalogue of the subject matter, including the first full description of the
Anglo-Saxon coins in the Crondall hoard of 1828.
There has been no complete, illustrated catalogue since. Such is the glacial rate of
numismatic progress on early gold.
However, in the digital era advancement is accelerating. With the increasing popularity of
metal-detection in recent decades, more finds have surfaced. The Portable Antiquities scheme
has facilitated recording in the public domain.. Popular metal detection websites and
magazines have enabled improved access to information. Auction catalogues have broadcast
high resolution images and recent results have obliterated previous records.
The Paulinus shilling
In an attempt to make identification swifter and more reliable and readily eliminate bogus
coins, Tony Abramson, author of the ground-breaking Sceatta List, now compliments that
work with a prequel – a complete and beautifully illustrated account of all recorded early
English gold coinage.
This compact volume is essential for all detectorists, field liaison officers, curators, scholars,
dealers, auction cataloguers and collectors.
To order, contact the author via email at
Here are some reader comments from Tony's website.
David Fanning, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers writes:
"The gold coins of Anglo-Saxon England are among the most fascinating series of the early medieval period, but they have suffered from the lack of a modern reference that takes advantage of the recent proliferation of new information and the ease with which color photographs can be integrated into numismatic books. Tony Abramson's new book provides numismatists and detectorists with an up-to-date resource on these rare and intriguing issues."
Kevin Easton writes:
"…regarding your new book, you have managed to put it in a format that works, not just for academics, but also for someone like myself who is interested in a whole manner of old and ancient finds. Everything is easily explained, with excellent images. I've been metal detecting for 30-odd years now, and would have loved to have had a book like this when I had just started detecting.
It's a must, as you just don't know when one of these special little coins will turn up."
To visit Tony's website, see:
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