This volume (the first of two) publishes all Anglo-Saxon and British coins in Norwegian museum collections from the Iron Age up to 1016 (the death of Aethelred II 'the Unready'). Together, the two volumes contain images and descriptions of over 4,000 coins, making this important material available for analysis by archaeologists, historians and numismatists of the Viking Age and Anglo-Saxon England for the first time. Finds of English coins constitute some of the most important Norwegian evidence for Viking activity, and for economic life in Norway before the first royal coinage was issued by King Harald Hardrada in the mid-eleventh century. Anglo-Saxon coins made their way to Norway in such numbers through Viking raiding activity, trade and payments of tribute; consequently these collections provide a broad perspective of late Anglo-Saxon coinage as well as an outstanding series of rarities. These include historically significant early Viking-Age finds, the B. F. Brekke collection of Anglo-Scan
Elina Screen is a Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews, research fellow at the University of Oslo, and a former Research Associate of the Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. She completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge in 1999. Elina Screen is editor of the British Numismatic Journal. She is General Editor of Medieval European Coinage, and has been a member of the British Academy's Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles Committee since 2010.
THE COLLECTIONS ; FINDS ; COLLECTORS, DONORS, AND DEALERS