IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1119: Coins in Medieval Material Culture, II: New Research on the Coinage and Monetary History of Central Italy

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval European Coinage Project, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Organiser:James Todesca, Department of History, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia
Moderator/Chair:Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Paper 1119-aMonetary Leagues in Central Italy during the Long 13th Century, c. 1170-1320
(Language: English)
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Numismatics
Paper 1119-bBetween Feudal Needs and Classical Inspiration: The Representation of Power in the Monetary Production of the Este Mints during the Renaissance
(Language: English)
Andrea Saccocci, Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Udine
Andrea Saccocci, Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Udine
Andrea Saccocci, Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Udine
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Numismatics
Abstract

Commentators from Aristotle to Aquinas have recognized that coinage is primarily a medium used to measure the need for or utility of other objects. But by its nature, coinage also forms a conspicuous part of a society’s material culture. These three papers provide a new look at the emergence of monetary systems and patterns of circulation in the complex economies of central Italy, c. 1100-1600. The authors consider fabric, epigraphy, and iconography as factors in the development of the successful silver currencies of these burgeoning the municipal governments.