This is a collection of 481 coins charting the beginnings of Anglo-Saxon coinage.
De Wit Coin Collection by Unknown Artist, c. 630850
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Gold & silver
- Various dimensions
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £275,000)
- Acquired in:
- Professor G W De Wit (through Spink)
The iconography of the coins is very sophisticated, often with theological themes that reflect contemporary interest during the period of the Christianisation of England. There are many interesting parallels for pictorial, zoomorphic and geometric designs found on illuminated manuscripts and stone carvings of the period. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.
Professor G W De Wit, Rotterdam through Spink & Son, London.
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