Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 21/50)

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

[picture: 239.---Convivial Party. Harleian MS. No. 603.]

239.—Convivial Party. Harleian MS. No. 603.

Harleian MS. 603 is an Anglo-Saxon illuminated psalter from the middle of the 10th century. The party looks more like outright debauchery than just convivial to me! [more...] [$]

[picture: 240.---Chairs.  From Harleian MS. No. 603.]

240.—Chairs. From Harleian MS. No. 603.

Harleian MS. 603 is an Anglo-Saxon illuminated psalter from the middle of the 10th century. This is the same manuscript as Fig. 239. The three chairs illustrated here do not look very comfortable, but they all lack perspective and the central one, with a minstrel leaning against it with his harp, appears to [...] [more...] [$]


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