Catalogue of Ancient British Coins

Scope and Content

'Catalogue of the Ancient British coins found at East Wittering Sussex in 1875-6', 76 folios, 1877. 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.

Administrative / Biographical History

The catalogue is probably by Ernest Henry Willett, who carried out archaeological work in Sussex during the 1870s.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Reid, 1918.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


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'.