Studies in Early Medieval Coinage 2

March 2011
100 black and white, 30 line illustrations
264 pages
24.4x17.2 cm
Studies in Early Medieval Coinage
ISBN: 9781843834663
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BISAC ANT011000, SOC003000, HIS037010

Studies in Early Medieval Coinage 2

New Perspectives

Edited by Tony Abramson

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Articles centred upon the study of early Anglo-Saxon coinage, based upon the proceedings of the second biennial Sceattas Symposium.
The imagery and development of early Anglo-Saxon coinage have recently been the subject of renewed interest amongst scholars and collectors; the growth of material available for study, combined with new analytical approaches to research in this area, has enabled scholars to shed new light upon what has been, for many decades, overlooked. Studies in Early Medieval Coinage 2, using but not limited to the proceedings of the second biennial Sceattas Symposium (Leeds, 2008), builds upon the recent advances to establish a new benchmark for the study of coin typologies. Going beyond the traditional examinations of moneyers, mint marks and monarchs, these essays, by many of the leading scholars currently working in the field, draw upon the imagery present upon the coins themselves to offer new insights into Anglo-Saxon art and society.

Contributors: Michael Metcalf, Tony Abramson, Catherine Karkov, Rory Naismith, Anna Gannon, Wybrand Op den Velde, Megan Gooch, Barry Ager, Gareth Williams, Mike Bonser, Stewart Lyon, Arent Pol, James Booth

Table of Contents

English money, foreign money. The circulation of tremisses and sceattas in the east midlands, and the monetary role of 'productive sites' - Michael David Metcalf
The de Wit collection of early Anglo-Saxon coinage at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - Tony Abramson
The boat and the cross: church and state in early Anglo-Saxon coinage - Catherine E. Karkov
Kingship and learning on the broad penny coinage of the 'Mercian Supremacy' - Rory G.R. Naismith
Coins, images and tales from the Holy Land: Questions of Theology and Orthodoxy - Anna Gannon
Series E reconsidered - Wybrand Op den Velde
Viking kings, political power and monetisation - Megan Gooch
A preliminary note on the artefacts from the Vale of York Viking Hoard - B M Ager
The Vale of York Viking hoard: Preliminary catalogue - Gareth Williams and B M Ager
Coinage and monetary circulation in the northern Danelaw in the 920s in the light of the Vale of York hoard - Gareth Williams
The 'North of England' productive site revisited - Michael Bonser
The earliest signed penny of Crickland: A local find of Edgar's 'Circumscription Cross' issue - Stewart Lyon
Madelinus beyond imitations and sceats: trial pieces, fake brooches and some modern promotional copies - Arent Pol
Notes on the Keith Chapman collection of Northumbrian silver sceattas: c.700-c.788 - James Booth
BNJ Coin register sceatta index
Early medieval numismatic bibliography


Will prove useful to students of the art, coinage, politics and economy of the seventh to tenth centuries. It consequently represents a welcome addition to the literature on the period. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Will undoubtedly be of much interest to numismatists. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

For those interested in early medieval coinage this publication certainly ranks as a 'must buy'. THE SEARCHER

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