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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: History of English coinage, History of the English penny, Guinea, One pound, Crown, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Liudhard medalet, Noble, Groat, Sceat, Two guineas, Canterbury-St Martin's hoard, St. Patrick halfpenny Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: History of English coinage, History of the English penny, Guinea, One pound, Crown, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Liudhard medalet, Noble, Groat, Sceat, Two guineas, Canterbury-St Martin's hoard, St. Patrick halfpenny, James Conder, Unite, Angel, Wellington Declaration, Petition Crown, Crown of the Rose, Conder Tokens, Gold penny, Three halfpence, Florin, Spur ryal, Triple Unite, Laurel, English Three Farthing coin, Quarter Florin, Penny sterling, Jacobus, Carolus. Excerpt: The History of the English penny can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the 7th century: to the small, thick silver coins known to contemporaries as paeningas or denarii, though now often referred to as sceattas by numismatists. Broader, thinner pennies inscribed with the name of the king were introduced to southern England in the middle of the 8th century. Coins of this format remained the foundation of the English currency until the 14th century. The history of Anglo-Saxon coinage spans more than five centuries, from the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century, down to the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. It can be divided into four basic phases: In the gold phase of the coinage, the currency consisted overwhelmingly of gold tremisses or thrymsas of c. 1.10-1.30g, though a few solidi exist, modelled on Roman coins. Thereafter the currency was more or less based on a single denomination: the silver penny. In the early 870s the first round halfpennies were produced under Alfred the Great and Ceolwulf II of Mercia; these were produced sporadically and in small quantity until Edgar's reform of the 970s, after which it became common to cut whole pennies into halves and quarters, often at the time of production. The only known examples of larger silver denominations are two 'offering p..


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: History of English coinage, History of the English penny, Guinea, One pound, Crown, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Liudhard medalet, Noble, Groat, Sceat, Two guineas, Canterbury-St Martin's hoard, St. Patrick halfpenny Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: History of English coinage, History of the English penny, Guinea, One pound, Crown, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Liudhard medalet, Noble, Groat, Sceat, Two guineas, Canterbury-St Martin's hoard, St. Patrick halfpenny, James Conder, Unite, Angel, Wellington Declaration, Petition Crown, Crown of the Rose, Conder Tokens, Gold penny, Three halfpence, Florin, Spur ryal, Triple Unite, Laurel, English Three Farthing coin, Quarter Florin, Penny sterling, Jacobus, Carolus. Excerpt: The History of the English penny can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the 7th century: to the small, thick silver coins known to contemporaries as paeningas or denarii, though now often referred to as sceattas by numismatists. Broader, thinner pennies inscribed with the name of the king were introduced to southern England in the middle of the 8th century. Coins of this format remained the foundation of the English currency until the 14th century. The history of Anglo-Saxon coinage spans more than five centuries, from the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century, down to the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. It can be divided into four basic phases: In the gold phase of the coinage, the currency consisted overwhelmingly of gold tremisses or thrymsas of c. 1.10-1.30g, though a few solidi exist, modelled on Roman coins. Thereafter the currency was more or less based on a single denomination: the silver penny. In the early 870s the first round halfpennies were produced under Alfred the Great and Ceolwulf II of Mercia; these were produced sporadically and in small quantity until Edgar's reform of the 970s, after which it became common to cut whole pennies into halves and quarters, often at the time of production. The only known examples of larger silver denominations are two 'offering p..

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