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Early Medieval Monetary History


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Contents: Foreword; Introduction: Mark Blackburn and early medieval monetary history, Rory Naismith, Martin Allen and Elina Screen. Part I Progress in Early Medieval Monetary History: Coins and currency in Viking England, AD 865-954, Gareth Williams; Prelude to reform: 10th-century English coinage in perspective, Rory Naismith; Coinage and currency under William I and William II, Martin Allen. Part II Interdisciplinary Perspectives: XPICTIANA RELIGIO and the tomb of Christ, Martin Biddle; The portrait coinage of Charlemagne, Simon Coupland; M for Mark: the iconography of Series M, variants and the Agnus Dei, Anna Gannon; The stylistic structure of Edward the Confessor's coinage, Tuukka Talvio; Bovo soldare: a sacred cow of Spanish economic history re-evaluated, Jonathan Jarrett. Part III Use and Circulation of Currency: Byzantine coins in early Medieval Britain: a Byzantinist's assessment, Cecile Morrisson; Thrymsas and sceattas and the balance of payments, D.M. Metcalf; The use of coin in the Carolingian Empire in the 9th century, Simon Coupland; Monetary activity in Viking-Age Ireland: the evidence of the single-finds, Andrew R. Woods; Vestfold: a monetary perspective on the Viking Age, Svein H. Gullbekk; Currency conversion: coins, Christianity and Norwegian society in the late 10th and 11th centuries, Elina Screen; Islamic and Christian gold coins from Spanish mints found in England, mid-11th to mid-13th centuries, Marion M. Archibald. Part IV Coins and Coin Hoards in Context: A 7th-century Anglo-Saxon solidus pendant of the Cross-on-Steps type found in Kent, Stewart Lyon, with an appendix by Michael Cowell; A small hoard of Burgred pennies from Banbury Castle, Oxfordshire, David Symons; The 1699 Port Glasgow hoard, Hugh Pagan; The Viking invasions 885-889 and the activity of the mint of Rouen, Jens Christian Moesgaard with the collaboration of Michel Dhenin; The Swordless St Peter coinage of York, c.905-c.919, Megan Gooch; The 2003 Glenfaba hoard (c.1030)

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Dr Rory Naismith is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Clare College. He is also General Editor and Secretary of the British Academy's Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles project. His publications include Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England: the Southern English Kingdoms, 757-865 (2011) and The Coinage of Southern England, 796-865 (London, 2011). Dr Martin Allen is Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge. He is the Editor of the British Numismatic Journal, and his publications include Mints and Money in Medieval England (2012). Dr Elina Screen is a Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and College Lecturer in Medieval History at Trinity College, Oxford. She is also General Editor of the Medieval European Coinage Project (a British Academy Research Project). Her publications include Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 65. Norwegian Collections: Part I. Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016 (2013).


'Taken collectively, the contributions in this volume are impressive and illuminating. They serve as a testament to Blackburn's impact on the historical study of northwestern Europe in the early medieval period. They also highlight the dynamic economic life of a period often considered economically stagnant.' Medieval Review

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