Numismatics In The British Isles From The End Of The Dark Ages To The End Of The
The early part of this period is one which is filled with uncertainty and speculation.
Did the post-Roman inhabitants of our island use money in the way we believe the
Romans had used it, or were coins seen as a store of wealth? Hopefully, we will,
in time, work out the answers.
Certainly by the time of the Saxon Kingdoms, coinage seems to have developed into
a form which is recognisable to us, though there are many questions remaining to
be answered in terms of order and sequence, mints and minting.
Hopefully we will, in the fullness of time, publish papers on these subjects, and
we trust they will be interesting.
Two Enigmatic Marks On A Penny Of King Canute (or Cnut!)
●Enigmatic Canute is an examination of some unusual marks on a Stamford penny of
King Cnut, and a request for more information from any collectors who may have examples
of Cnut's coins in their trays.
To learn more about the numismatics of the period why not visit the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s excellent Numismatic Guides? Just click on the period you want, below
The Tower Coins Of Charles I
A New ‘Transitional’ Category Proposed
●The London coinage of Charles I is usually described as being from ‘the Tower mint
under the King’ or ‘the Tower mint under Parliament.’
Our member Chris Leather proposes that this is not strictly accurate, and that there
is a ‘Tower Mint transitional issue’ which deserves recognition, and a separate
Collecting The Coins Of Richard III
The Last Plantagenet King of England
● The recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III in the ruins of the Grey
Friars Chapel in Leicester has generated considerable interest in the coins of this