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Corona Virus Update

Buying from us

We continue to operate here at Silbury Coins in these unprecedented times, albeit working from home. You can still buy items on our website as usual. Shipping may take a little longer as we are making fewer trips to the post office and some postal services are operating a reduced service. We will keep you updated at every step of the order/shipping process. If you have any questions regarding shipping you can contact Lucy (lucy@silburycoins.com) or John (info@silburycoins.com) and they will be happy to help. 

We are closely monitoring the postal service and will update on any changes, if you'd prefer we can safely store your items until a later date, just ask.

Selling to us

We are still buying single items and collections by post. If you’d prefer you can send pictures via email, phone or WhatsApp for a rough valuation first. To sell items please send them to us using Royal Mail Special Delivery (available at any post office, both insured and tracked). Please package well and include your contact details, we will be in touch when your package arrives with an exact price. If this is acceptable we will pay you by direct bank transfer, if not we will return the items to you via the same method of post.

Email: info@silburycoins.com Phone 01242 898107 / 07793 676309 WhatsApp 07793 676309 Post Po Box 281, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 9ET.

We wish all of our customers & friends well at this difficult time and we look forward to hearing from new and old friends over the coming months.

Anglo Saxon & Viking

The Anglo Saxon and Viking period is typically regarded in Britain as that which follows the Romans departure in the early fifth century up to the Norman conquest of Britain in the 11th century. The Saxons and Vikings were two very different groups of people. Essentially, the Saxons came from Northern Germany and the Vikings same from Scandinavia. Both groups invaded Britain, however this happened at different times, the Saxons in the late 5th/early 6th century and the Vikings in the late 9th century. Their differences are reflected throughout art of the period. It is a period of development of highly decorative and distinctive art forms; manifested in so many of the portable items of the period, metal s being just one of many worked materials. Gold, silver, and bronze were routinely used, together with enamel and gemstones. Much of the surviving metalwork from this period uses zoomorphic themes, often based upon characters from mythology. Representation can be very abstract and open to interpretation. Artefacts most commonly occur in gilt bronze and include strap-ends & fittings, brooches, and mounts for a wide variety of personal, domestic and equestrian purposes.

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Anglo Saxon Buckle 7/8th Century Anglo Saxon Buckle 7/8th Century
Silver Anglo Saxon Dress Hook Depicting Wonderful Beast. Silver Anglo Saxon Dress Hook Depicting Wonderful Beast.
Anglo Saxon Great Square Head Brooch and Amber Beads Anglo Saxon Great Square Head Brooch and Amber Beads