Enormous variety of designs, including zoomorphic decoration and runic inscriptions.

Also inlcudes previously unknown designs (e.g. 'cross-on-steps') and types (one example is overstruck). This type of coin marks an important stage in the development of English coinage, and demonstrates the vibrant and innovative artistic developments of the 8th century.


Each coin individual provenance (see file); collection of Derek Chick.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
01223 332900

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays, 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Exhibitions at Fitzwilliam Museum

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