Silver Economy in the Viking Age

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In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver and gold coinage, rings and bullion, which allow a better appreciation of the broader socioeconomic conditions of the Viking world. This is an indispensable source for all archaeologists, historians and numismatists ...

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Overview

In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver and gold coinage, rings and bullion, which allow a better appreciation of the broader socioeconomic conditions of the Viking world. This is an indispensable source for all archaeologists, historians and numismatists involved in Viking Studies.

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James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at University College London. Gareth Williams is Curator of Anglo-Saxon coins at the British Museum.

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Notes on Contributors     xi
Preface     xiii
List of Abbreviations     xv
Regions Around the North Sea with a Monetised Economy in the Pre-Viking and Viking Ages   D M Metcalf     1
South Scandinavian Coinage in the Ninth Century   Brita Malmer     13
Hedeby and its Hinterland: A Local Numismatic Region   Ralf Wiechmann     29
The Evidence of Pecking on Coins from the Cuerdale Hoard: Summary Version   Marion M Archibald     49
Gold in England During the 'Age of Silver' (Eighth-Eleventh Centuries)   Mark Blackburn     55
A Survey of Coin Production and Currency in Normandy 864-945   Jens Christian Moesgaard     99
Viking Economies: Evidence from the Silver Hoards   Marit Gaimster     123
Oriental-Scandinavian Contacts on the Volga, as Manifested by Silver Rings and Weight Systems   Birgitta Hardh     135
The Form and Structure of Viking-Age Silver Hoards: The Evidence from Ireland   John Sheehan     149
Trade and Exchange Across Frontiers   Susan E Kruse     163
Kingship, Christianity and Coinage: Monetary and Political Perspectives on Silver Economy in the Viking Age   Gareth Williams     177
Reflections on 'Silver Economy in the Viking Age'   James Graham-Campbell     215
Index     225
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