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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1319: Coins in Medieval Material Culture, IV: England and Scandinavia

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:James Todesca, Department of History, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia
Moderator/Chair:James Todesca, Department of History, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia
Paper 1319-aAgainst the Tide: Scandinavian Coins in England, c. 800-1100
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 1319-bMaterialities, Inspirations, and Practices: Scandinavian Imitative Coins from the Late Viking Age
(Language: English)
Nanouschka Burström, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 1319-cUnderstanding Coin Use in Medieval England: The Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC)
(Language: English)
Martin Allen, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Trade, Numismatics

In early medieval Europe, the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms stood out for their wealth in coin. If the sources are trustworthy, the kings of Wessex paid some 220,000 pounds (over 52 million denarii) in tribute to Scandinavia at the turn of the 11th century. To mint this quantity of silver, the Wessex monarchy relied on a sophisticated mint administration that had grown up gradually since the 7th century. These three papers examine the precocious development of silver currency in England in the pre-Norman period and its influence on the emerging kingdoms of Scandinavia.