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Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles

This is a major series of catalogues of British and Irish coins in public and significant private collections, describing and illustrating coins and tokens ranging from Ancient British issues to those of the 17th century. The greatest coverage has been of the Anglo-Saxon period.

The collections recorded include those of national, university and provincial museums in Britain and Ireland and of museums in Scandinavia, Germany, Eastern Europe and the United States of America.

Extensive introductions discuss the coinages and the collections. The illustrations of the coins and their detailed descriptions appear on facing pages.

The Sylloge is a fundamental source of material for the study of coin issues and moneyers, designs and die-cutting styles, metrology, hoards and single-finds, and personal- and place-name forms. The volumes are of relevance not only to numismatists, but also to archaeologists and historians who increasingly have grown aware of their need to understand and use numismatic evidence.

General Editor: Dr Rory Naismith.

British Academy volumes are published by Oxford University Press.
Some older volumes are available from Oxbow Books or from Spink.

"The patient work of the editors of the SCBI series and of its individual volumes has brought Anglo-Saxon coinage to a level of publication that is a paragon not only for medieval coinage, but for medieval collections of every sort." The Medieval Review

The content of SCBI volumes may be searched via the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds

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[NOTE. Some volumes in the Sylloge series are not published by the British Academy, as indicated in the list below.]


68. The Lyon Collection of Anglo-Saxon Coins, by Stewart Lyon
326 pages, including 42 plates
978-0-19-726602-1    hbk    2017    available from OUP    £90.00

67. [published by British Museum]

66. Norwegian Collections, Part II: Anglo-Saxon and Later British Coins, 1015-1279, by Elina Screen
424 pages, including 149 plates
978-0-19-726559-8    hbk    2015    available from OUP    £95.00
[British Academy Review article by Elina Screen]

65. Norwegian Collections, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016, by Elina Screen
426 pages, including 76 plates
978-0-19-726543-7  hbk    2013    available from OUP    £95.00

64. Grosvenor Museum, Chester, Part II: Anglo-Saxon Coins and Post-Conquest Coins to 1180, by Hugh Pagan
156 pages, including 34 plates
978-0-19-726502-4  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £55.00

63. [published by British Museum]

61-62. [published by Spink]

60. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Part II: Anglo-Saxon Coins 1016-1066, by V M Potin
128 pages, including 48 plates
978-0-19-726501-7  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £55.00

59. [published by Spink]

58. Scottish Coins in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Part I: 1526-1603, by N M McQ Holmes
346 pages, including 99 plates
978-0-19-726328-0  hbk    2006    available from OUP    £90.00

57. [published by Spink]

56. The J. P. Mass Collection: English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247, by Jeffrey P Mass
480 pages, including 82 plates
0-19-726254-6  hbk    2001    available from Spink

55. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Part IV: English, Irish and Scottish Coins, 1066-1485, by Marina Mucha
96 pages, including 23 plates
978-0-19-726236-8  hbk    2005    available from OUP    £45.00

54. Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm, Part V, Anglo-Saxon Coins: Edward the Confessor and Harold II, 1042-1066, by Fran Colman
With a Supplement to Part VI (Anglo-Norman Pennies) by Mark Blackburn & Kenneth Jonsson
224 pages, including 57 plates
978-0-19-726233-7  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £65.00

53. Scottish Museums: English Coins 1066–1279, by J D Bateson
144 pages, including 38 plates
0-19-726224-4  hbk    2001    available from Spink

52. Uppsala University Coin Cabinet: Anglo-Saxon and later British Coins, by Elsa Lindberger, edited by Mark Blackburn & Harald Nilsson
132 pages, including 37 plates
978-0-19-726339-6  hbk    2006    available from OUP    £35.00

51. Estonian Collections: Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman and later British Coins, by Ivar Leimus & Arkadi Molvõgin
248 pages, including 54 plates
0-19-726220-1  hbk    2001    available from Spink

50. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016, by V M Potin
192 pages, including 54 plates
0-19-726187-6  hbk    1999    available from Spink
[British Academy Review article by Mark Blackburn]

49. [published by Spink]

48. Northern Museums: Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Plantagenet Coins to 1279, by James Booth
0-19-726166-3  hbk    1997    available from Spink

46-47.  [published by Spink]

45.

Latvian Collections: Anglo-Saxon and Later British Coins, by Tatjana Berga
0-19-726163-9  hbk    1996    available from Spink

43-44.  [published by Spink]

42.

South-Eastern Museums: Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, and Later Coins to 1279, by the late A J H Gunstone
0-19-726115-9  hbk    1992    available from Spink

41.

Cumulative Index of Volumes 21–40, by Veronica Smart
0-19-726114-0  hbk    1992    available from Spink

40.

Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm, Part IV, Anglo-Saxon Coins: Harold I and Harthacnut, 1035–1042, by Tuukka Talvio
0-19-726090-X  hbk    1991    available from Spink   

39.

The J. J. North Collection: Edwardian English Silver Coins 1279–1351, by J J North
286 pages, including 46 plates
0-19-726075-6  hbk    1989    out of stock

38.

[published by Spink]

37.

Polish Museums: Anglo-Saxon and Later Medieval British Coins, by Andrzej Mikolajczyk
88 pages, including 20 plates
0-19-726063-2  hbk    1987    out of print

36.

State Museum Berlin, Coin Cabinet: Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins, by Bernd Kluge
192 pages, including 41 plates
0-19-726048-9  hbk    1987    available from Oxbow

35.

Scottish Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, by J D Bateson & N J Mayhew
290 pages, including 116 plates
0-19-726047-0  hbk    1987    available from Spink

34.

[published by British Museum Press]

33.

[published by Spink]

32.

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Part II: Hiberno-Norse Coins, by Wilfred Seaby
84 pages, including 16 plates
0-19-726030-6  hbk    1984    out of print

31.

[published by Spink]

30.

Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman Coins in American Collections, by Jeremiah D Brady
100 pages, including 30 plates
0-19-726011-X  hbk    1982    out of print

29.

Merseyside County Museums: Ancient British Issues and later Coins from English, Irish, and Scottish mints to 1279, with associated Foreign Coins, by Margaret Warhurst
0-19-726007-1  hbk    1982    out of print

28.

Cumulative Index of Volumes 1–20, by Veronica Smart
0-19-726002-0  hbk    1981    out of print

27.

Coins in Lincolnshire Collections: Part I, Coins with Lincolnshire mint signatures from the Sir Francis Hill collection; Part II, Coins from other English, Irish and Continental mints to 1272, by Antony Gunstone
0-19-725993-6  hbk    1981    out of print

26.

Museums in East Anglia: Part I, The Morley St Peter Hoard (including coins in the British Museum); Part II, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Angevin coins and later coins of the Norwich Mint, by T H McK Clough
0-19-725991-X  hbk    1980    out of print

25.

The National Museum, Helsinki, and other Public Collections in Finland: Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins, by Tuuka Talvio
0-19-725979-0  hbk    1978    out of print

24.

Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins in West Country Museums, by A J H Gunstone
0-19-725972-3  hbk    1977    out of print

23.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Part III: Coins of Henry VII, by D M Metcalf
0-19-725960-X  hbk    1976    out of print

22.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Copenhagen, Part V: Hiberno-Norse and Anglo-Irish Coins, by Georg Galster, with Michael Dolley & Jørgen Steen Jensen
0-19-725949-9  hbk    1975    out of print

21.

Coins in Yorkshire Collections: Part I, Coins from Northumbrian Mints, c. 895–1279; Part II, Ancient British Issues and Later Coins from other English, Irish, and Scottish Mints to 1279, by Elizabeth J E Pirie
0-19-725939-1  hbk    1975    out of print

20.

Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman Coins in the Collection Formed by Commander R. P. Mack R.N, by R P Mack
0-19-725937-5  hbk    1973    out of print

19.

Bristol and Gloucester Museums: Ancient British Coins and Coins of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Mints, by L V Grinsell, C E Blunt & Michael Dolley
0-19-725932-4  hbk    1973    out of print

18.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part IV: Anglo-Saxon Coins from Harold I and Anglo-Norman Coins, by Georg Galster
0-19-725927-8  hbk    1972    out of print

17.

Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins in Midlands Museums, by A J H Gunstone
0-19-725919-7  hbk    1971    out of print

16.

[published by Spink]

15.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part III C: Anglo-Saxon Coins, Cnut mints Lydford to the end, by Georg Galster
0-19-725915-4  hbk    1970    out of print

14.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part III B: Anglo-Saxon Coins, Cnut mints Lincoln and London, by Georg Galster
0-19-725914-6  hbk    1970    out of print

13.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part III A: Anglo-Saxon Coins, Cnut mints Axbridge–Lymne, by Georg Galster
0-19-725913-8  hbk    1970    out of print

12.

Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Part II: English Coins 1066–1279, by D M Metcalf
0-19-725911-1  hbk    1969    out of print

11.

University Collection, Reading: Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins. by Michael Dolley, with F Elmore Jones & C S S Lyon
Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm: Anglo-Norman Pennies, by C E Blunt & Michael Dolley
0-19-725907-3  hbk    1969    out of print

10.

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Part I: Anglo-Irish Coins, John–Edward III, by Michael Dolley & Wilfred Seaby
0-19-725903-0  hbk    1968    out of print

9.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Anglo-Saxon Pennies, by J D A Thompson
0-19-725899-9  hbk    1967    out of print

8.

[published by British Museum Press]

7.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part II: Anglo-Saxon Coins, Æthelred II, by Georg Galster
0-19-725896-4  hbk    1966    out of print

6.

National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins (with associated foreign coins), by Robert B K Stevenson
0-19-725897-2  hbk    1966    out of print

5.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester, Part I: The Willoughby Gardner Collection of Coins with the Chester Mint-Signature, by Elizabeth J E Pirie
0-19-725890-5  hbk    1964    out of print

4.

Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, National Museum, Copenhagen, Part I: Ancient British and Anglo-Saxon Coins before Æthelred II, by Georg Galster
0-19-725888-3  hbk    1964    out of print

3.

The Coins of the Coritani, by D F Allen
0-19-725886-7  hbk    1963    out of print

2.

Hunterian and Coats Collections, University of Glasgow, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins, by Anne S Robertson
96 pages, including 42 plates
0-19-725879-4  hbk    1961    out of print

1.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Part I: Ancient British and Anglo-Saxon Coins, by Philip Grierson
0-19-725875-1  hbk    1958    out of print


Supplementary Volume

Coinage in Tenth-Century England, from Edward the Elder to Edgar’s Reform, by C E Blunt, B H I H Stewart & C S S Lyon
0-19-726060-8  hbk    1989    available from Spink

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