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Catalogue of Ancient British Coins

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6091

Scope and Contents

'Catalogue of the Ancient British coins found at East Wittering Sussex in 1875-6', 76 folios. There is a separate page for each type of coin, with an illustration, description and details of individual specimens. Attached to fo. 2 is a letter to F.J.H. Jenkinson, 2 April [1918], from Mrs Margaret L. Reid, whose father, Henry Willett, found most of the coins.

Dates

  • 1877-1918

Creator

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The catalogue is probably by Ernest Henry Willett, who carried out archaeological work in Sussex during the 1870s. Presented to the Library by Mrs Reid, 1918.

Bibliography

The descriptions in the catalogue correspond to two articles by E.H. Willett: (i) 'Recent Additions to the Ancient British Coinage of the South-Eastern District', Numismatic chronicle, N.S. 17 (1877), pp. 309-333; (ii) 'The Ancient British Coins of Sussex', Sussex archaeological collections, 29 (1879), pp. 72-113, and 30 (1880), pp. 1-30. In the latter, however, the coins are described for the most part as found 'at Selsea'.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.