Stenton Library and Coin Collection
Sir Frank Stenton was Professor of Modern History from 1912 to 1946 and Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading from 1946 to 1950.
Both Stentons were medievalists and English medieval history is the emphasis of the collection. Other collection strengths include English history in general, religion and church history, local history, charters, law, and women’s history.
Among a number of maps and atlases is an early (pre-railway) boxed set of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey.
Additions, both antiquarian and modern, are made, and some subscriptions are maintained.
Stenton Coin Collection
The coins in the collection date from as early as the reign of King Offa of Mercia (AD. 757-96), with a substantial number of Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins.
Books on coins and coin collecting are also available at Special Collections.
- Sylloge of coins of the British Isles 11 : University Collection Reading : Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins (London : Published for the British Academy, 1969).