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The Cuerdale Hoard and Related Viking-Age Silver and Gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum

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The catalogue focuses on the entire non-numismatic contents of the Cuerdale hoard (discovered in 1840), together with all the other hoards and single-finds of gold and silver artefacts (ornaments and ingots) of Viking character in the British Museum, found in Britain and Ireland, up to the end of the year 2000, with each piece individually catalogued and illustrated. There is also a full chapter discussing the coins from Cuerdale, together with summary descriptions. Written by the leading authority on the ...
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Overview

The catalogue focuses on the entire non-numismatic contents of the Cuerdale hoard (discovered in 1840), together with all the other hoards and single-finds of gold and silver artefacts (ornaments and ingots) of Viking character in the British Museum, found in Britain and Ireland, up to the end of the year 2000, with each piece individually catalogued and illustrated. There is also a full chapter discussing the coins from Cuerdale, together with summary descriptions. Written by the leading authority on the subject, James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University College London and a Fellow of the British Academy. This catalogue complements both that by D. M. Wilson on the Anglo-Saxon Ornamental Metalwork, 700-1100, in the British Museum (London, 1964) and that by James Graham-Campbell on The Viking-Age Gold and Silver of Scotland (AD 850-1100) (Edinburgh, 1995).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861591855
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2012
  • Series: BMP Research Paper Series , #185
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Written by the leading authority on the subject, James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University College London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. This catalogue complements both that by D.M. Wilson on the Anglo-Saxon Ornamental Metalwork, 700-1100, in the British Museum (London, 1964) and that by James Graham-Campbell on The Viking-Age Gold and Silver of Scotland (AD 850-1100) (Edinburgh, 1995).
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Table of Contents

1. The Collection of Viking-Age Gold and Silver from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum
2. The Discovery and Dispersal of the Cuerdale Hoard
3. The Cuerdale Coins, by Gareth Williams, with a contribution by Marion Archibald
4. Classification and Discussion of the Objects: Part 1 (ingots)
5. Classification and Discussion of the Objects: Part 2 (rings)
6. Classification and Discussion of the Objects: Part 3 (brooches & misc.)
7. Classification and Discussion of the Objects: Part 4 (continental)
8. Manufacture and Decoration
9. Contents and Contexts: Discussion
Hand-lists
Catalogue
Appendices
Bibliography
Plates
Index
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