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An essay on the Numismatic history of the ancient kingdom of the East Angles
Daniel H. HAIGH
Affichage du livre entier - 1845
accession Ælfred Æthelberht Æthelred Æthelstan Ætheluulf Æthelweard afterwards angle Anglo-Saxon appear assigned authority belong Beorhtric Beornuulf blundered British Museum brother Bust called century Ceoluulf character charter Christian temple chronicles Coenuulf coinage coins collection connection considered cotemporary with Offa cross Cuerdale death died doubt EADGAR Eadmund EADMVND REX EADWALD earlier East East-Angles East-Anglia Ecgbeorht EĐELSTANI Egeland ESSAY evidence exist father figured formerly four genuineness Guthrun Haigh hoard illustrate instance issuing king king of Kent kingdom known later legend Letter lines Ludica mentioned Mercians MONE MONET moneyers nearly Norman North-Humbria noticed NUMISMATIC HISTORY obverse occupied occurs Offa origin Oswald pellet penny period person piece plates possession prince probably reason received record reign relates remarkable resemblance respect reverse royal Saxon Saxon chronicles succeeded succession successors supposed throne wedge Wessex West-Saxon workmanship Wymound
Page 13 - I thus escaped the misfortune of being, probably, a very wretched poet. But as the faculty of writing prose has been of great service to me in the course of my life, and principally contributed to my advancement, I shall relate by what means, situated as I was, I acquired the small skill I may possess in that way. There was in the town another young man, a great lover of books, of the name of John Collins, with whom I was intimately connected. We frequently...
Page 7 - ... coin to be genuine have assigned it to ^Ethelberht II, king of Kent, but the points of resemblance to the coins of Offa prove it, in Mr. Haigh's opinion, to be of much later date, and therefore to belong to the series of EastAnglia. " From 793 to 855," Mr. Haigh remarks, " the history of East-Anglia is a complete blank ; and all written record of the names of those who successively swayed its sceptre has perished. During this dark period we have no light to guide us, from chronicle or charter...
Page 14 - ... to ^Ethelstan," and also, "there is no record of any Beorchtric in connexion with the history of East Anglia ; but it appears from two charters of Berthuulf, king of the Mercians, printed in the Codex Diplomaticus of the English Historical Society (Nos. 242 and 258), that he had a son of that name (charters granted to the Bishop of Worcester, AD 840 and 845, attested by 'Berhtric filius regis,' Cod. Dip. (Evi Saxonica, vol. ii. pp. 5 and 26). But how could a sovereign of the then declining kingdom...