The Silver Coins of England
Edward Hawkins, 1841
Archbishops - York - Eanbald, Vigmund, and Ulfhere
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Archbishops of York.
The coins of this See were stycas, till they became assimilated to the regal coins of the realm, when
they are only distinguished by some symbol or mint mark. The earliest Archbishop whose coins are
known is Eanbald, probably the second of that name, who was consecrated in 796. The types are
those usual upon stycas; the title is sometimes added to the name, sometimes omitted. (153), rud.
xiv. xxviii. Archaeol vol. xxv. pl. liii. vol. xxvi. pl. xli. MB. 41. About a dozen variations of
moneyers' names occur. These coins were exceedingly rare before the discovery at Hexham; one sold
at Mr. Barclay's sale in 1831 for upwards of £5.; a few shillings is now a fair price.
Of Wulsius the successor of Eanbald there are not any coins known, but of Vigmund, the next in
succession, who was consecrated in 851, there are nine or ten moneyers known. The types are the
usual ones, and the title is sometimes omitted. (154), Rud. xiv. and xxvii. Archaeol. vol. xxv. p. liv. lv.
vol. xxvi, p. xlii. MB. 78.
Ulfhere, 854 to 892.
Ulfhere succeeded to the See in 854 and died in 892. His stycas resemble the former ones, they are
rare and only one moneyer's name is known. (155), Rud. xiv. MB. 2. He is the last Archbishop
whose name occurs upon the York episcopal mint.
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