IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 602: Early Medieval Coinage, II: Iconography

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:UK Numismatic Trust
Organiser:Tony Abramson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Department of Archaeology, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Tony Abramson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Department of Archaeology, University of York
Paper 602-aThe Boat and the Cross: Church and State in Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - General, Numismatics
Paper 602-bThe King's Beasts?: The Sceatta Menagerie Revisited
(Language: English)
Leslie E. Webster, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Numismatics
Paper 602-cKingship and Learning on the Broad Penny Coinage of the 'Mercian Supremacy'
(Language: English)
Rory Naismith, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Numismatics
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to explore the iconographic sources and parallels for, and meanings of, the imagery that appears on sceattas and later pennies. By setting the imagery of the coins within their larger cultural context we will be able to understand what sort of messages would have been conveyed by the coins to those amongst whom they circulated. By including a consideration of the later pennies, we can gain some insight into the ways in which early Anglo-Saxon imagery, and the practices of early Anglo-Saxon kings, affected those of the later period.