IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 108: Money without Borders?

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Martin Allen, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Martin Allen, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Paper 108-aNetworks of Exchange: Coin Finds from Early Medieval Rendlesham
(Language: English)
Andrew Woods, York Museums Trust
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 108-bContinental Silver Coins in 13th- and 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Richard Kelleher, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Paper 108-cAn Englishman Abroad?: Gold Nobles as International Currency in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Murray Andrews, Institute of Archaeology University College London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Numismatics
Abstract

Finds of imported coins of the 6th to 8th centuries from the important early medieval site at Rendlesham in Suffolk provide evidence of Anglo-Saxon England’s economic and political contacts with continental Europe. From the 8th century onwards foreign coins were often converted to English coins soon after import, but there were periods of active circulation of continental coins. Exported English coins achieved a major role in the trade of later medieval Europe as a trusted currency.