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Blackdragon

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Rare coinage
« on: October 05, 2021, 05:13:00 PM »
Anyone want to equip this enthusiastic Anglo Saxon re-enactor with some spare change please?
Pensioner's secret stash of rare Anglo Saxon coins sells for £185,000 (msn.com)

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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 09:54:08 PM »
John Cross had a fantastic collection of Anglo-Saxon coins. In particular he had a wonderful King Ælfred penny that appeared in our 2018 calendar and I believe is somewhere on our site. Maybe Phyllis can tell us where.
John also wrote about several of his coins in horsmūð over the years.
 

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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 10:02:42 AM »
John also wrote "A short history of the coinage of Anglo-Saxon England 600 -1066 AD" in our handbook, which has several images of his coins. I also have a longer version of that article, with more coins, which Jenny might like to put in wiðowinde if there is the interest.

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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 03:29:25 PM »
John Cross had a fantastic collection of Anglo-Saxon coins. In particular he had a wonderful King Ælfred penny that appeared in our 2018 calendar and I believe is somewhere on our site. Maybe Phyllis can tell us where.
John also wrote about several of his coins in horsmūð over the years.

The coins page is one of the pages I am trying to get properly updated so not all the content is available at the moment - I do still have all the images though and will try to get it done at some point! Unless anyone wants to volunteer to write it up? I can send the images so you know what you are working with!


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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 03:30:34 PM »
John also wrote "A short history of the coinage of Anglo-Saxon England 600 -1066 AD" in our handbook, which has several images of his coins. I also have a longer version of that article, with more coins, which Jenny might like to put in wiðowinde if there is the interest.

actually that would be ideal for the website if you could send it to me!
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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 04:04:32 PM »
Yes I think it would be good for the magazine too, David. How long is it?

David

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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2021, 08:40:36 PM »
The extended version is about two or three times as long as the published one. John never worked out how to put text, photographs and text boxes together. I cleaned them up but only have my version of the published one. It would take time to do the same for the extended version but I will try to do it for both the magazine and the website.

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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 08:35:30 PM »
It will need editing for the website anyway to let me add pictures so I am happy to do that if it helps :)
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Re: Rare coinage
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 08:12:51 AM »
I have now put together John's extended article.


Incidentally, it is interesting that none of us noticed that the photograph in the article was of David Mosley, not John Nicholas Cross.