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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 504: Vikings on the Continent

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden
Organiser:Annemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Annemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Paper 504-aVikings in Frisia, Frisia in the Viking World
(Language: English)
Nelleke IJssennagger, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / Archaeological & Medieval Collections, Frisian Museum, Leeuwarden
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Social History
Paper 504-bViking Paradigms: Uncovering Politico-Economic Patterns of Scandinavian Activity in Normandy and Frisia
(Language: English)
Christian Cooijmans, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 504-cThe Numismatic Evidence for the Vikings on the Continent
(Language: English)
Simon Coupland, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Numismatics

This session will present new research into the archaeological, historical, and numismatic evidence for Vikings in Frisia and Francia. Firstly, small metal finds from the northern Dutch coastal area show how the Frisian and Viking worlds were interconnected. Secondly, interdisciplinary bodies of evidence show sequential developments of interregional Scandinavian trade, hostility, and political entanglement in both Frisia and Normandy. Finally, exciting new evidence has emerged of the Vikings' presence in Francia, including the first Scandinavian-style hoards, Arabic and Anglo-Saxon coins, and imitation coinage minted by Vikings in Frisia. In combination, these groups of sources provide new insights into the activities, policies, and identities of Vikings on the continent.