Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 21/52)

[picture: 229.---Residence of a Saxon Nobleman.]

229.—Residence of a Saxon Nobleman.

There’s a lot going on in this Anglo-Saxon nobleman’s house. The nobleman seems to have an open book upside-down on his lap and is handing something, possibly bread, to one of the beggars at his door, beggars who are cripppled, lame, barefoot, and in some cases wearing only underpants. I think one of them on the right might actually be a monkey. In [...] [more...]


[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: 231.---Boar-Hunting.---(From Cotton MS.)]

231.—Boar-Hunting.—(From Cotton MS.)

The woodcut here is a drawing showing two men, each holding a spear, and in Anglo-Saxon dress with short tunics ending above theknee, and a dog;they are in a forest and in front of them are tw boars, running away, In front of those are two more boars, [...] [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]

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