Early Anglo-Saxon Coins by Gareth Williams Book Review
Cover Image: A hoard of Anglo-Saxon silver pennies, buried around 730AD. Found at Woodham Walter in Essex.
Title: Early Anglo-Saxon Coins
Author(s): Gareth Williams
Publisher: Shire Archaeology
This is one of the 'new and improved' Shire Archaeology series, sporting the modernized cover design. A great many photographs accompany the text and the great thing about those photographs is that they are all in colour!
The book will be of limited value for identifying Anglo-Saxon coins (although there are many images of Anglo-Saxon coins and you may get lucky) - a guide to identifying Anglo-Saxon coins was not the authors intent, rather, this book is the story behind those coins and how they came to be here in the United Kingdom.
I hope all of the new look Shire Archaeology publications are produced to this standard, the production values and all the colour photographs are wonderful! When I get time I will write a full review of this book for the main website, in the mean time, I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Anglo-Saxons or Anglo-Saxon coinage, a must read for metal detectorists and coin collectors everywhere.
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