Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 24/52)

[picture: 230.---Hawking.  From Cotton MS.]

230.—Hawking. From Cotton MS.

“All ranks of the Anglo-Saxons delighted in the chace. The young nobles were trained to hunting after their school-days of Latin, as we are told in Asser’s ‘Life of Alfred.’ [more...]

[picture: 232.---Copper Syca.]

232.—Copper Syca.

Anglo-Saxon Coins and Seals; the White Horse [more...]

[picture: 233.---Silver Coin.]

233.—Silver Coin.

A silver coin, a sceatta (pronounced shottuh, roughly), from the Anglo-Saxon period. [more...]

[picture: 234.---Silver Penny of Offa, King of Mercia.]

234.—Silver Penny of Offa, King of Mercia.

The silver coins of the princes of the Heptarchy are for the most part pennies. There is an extensive series of such coins of the kings of Mercia. The halfpenny and the farthing are the ancient names of the division of the penny; they are [...]Offa, king of Mercia (Fig. 234), are remarkable for the beauty of their execution, far exceeding in correctness of drawing and sharpness of impression those of his predecessors or successors. (p. 79) [more...]

[picture: 235.---Silver Penny of Regnald, King of Northumbria]

235.—Silver Penny of Regnald, King of Northumbria

King Regnald ruled the kingdon of Northumbria from A.D. 919-921; the index entry has it as King Reynold.

[picture: 236.---Saxon Emblems of the Month of March]

236.—Saxon Emblems of the Month of March

March [more...]

[picture: 237.---Saxon Emblems of the Month of April.]

237.—Saxon Emblems of the Month of April.

April [more...]

[picture: 238.---Ploughing, Sowing, Mowing, Gleaning, Measuring Corn, and Harvest-Supper.]

238.—Ploughing, Sowing, Mowing, Gleaning, Measuring Corn, and Harvest-Supper.

The sower follows immediately behind the ploughman. Fig. 238, which is a literal copy from another manuscript, presents, at once, the operations of ploughing, sowing, mowing, [...] [more...]


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