Comprehensive Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

Tony Abramson, Gold Coins of Anglo-Saxon England. Paul Watkins Publishing, 2022. Hardcover, 160 pp. Fully illustrated in color and comprehensively referenced. Price: £30.
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Tony Abramson published a new comprehensive catalogue for Gold Coins of Anglo-Saxon England. In 1948, Humphrey Sutherland published Anglo-Saxon Gold Coinage, the earliest truly comprehensive catalogue of the subject matter including the first full description of the Crondall hoard of 1828. Such is the glacial rate of numismatic progress on early gold.

However, in the digital era advancement is accelerating. With the increasing popularity of metal-detection in recent decades, more finds have surfaced. The Portable Antiquities scheme has facilitated recording and public access. Popular metal detection websites and magazines have enabled improved access to information. Auction catalogues have broadcast high resolution images and recent results have obliterated previous records.

In an attempt to make identification swifter and more reliable and more readily eliminate bogus coins, Tony Abramson, author of the ground-breaking Sceatta List now compliments that work with a prequel – a complete account of all recorded early English gold coinage. This compact volume is essential for all detectorists, field liaison officers, curators, scholars, dealers, auction cataloguers and collectors.


You can order the book directly from the author via email.