This is the first scholarly art historical appraisal of early Anglo-Saxon coinage. Anna Gannon examines the many coins produced during this most vibrant period of English coinage. She analyses their prototypes and explores their sources and parallels with contemporary arts, literature, and theology, setting their meaning in context.
`Review from previous edition "... very good bibliography ... practically every pertinent piece of information has been dug out and put in its right place."'Archaeological Journal`"Gannon's book presents a wide variety of hitherto understudied material in a clear and thoughtful way and will make a major contribution to the study of Anglo-Saxon art as a whole and the discussion of how the art of post-Roman Europe relates to a wide variety of sources and influences."'Alan M. Stahl, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT`"...an up-to date source of information on numismatic research and relevant controversies."'Fran Colman, Folia Linguistica Historica, Vol. 27`"Very few recent books on early Anglo-Saxon history raise more important questions than this one does."'English Historical Review`"Dr Gannon is to be warmly congratulated on a fine volume, containing much that her colleagues and friends will find new and stimulating"'The British Numismatic Journal
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Oxford University Press
June 18, 2010
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