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Silver Economy in the Viking Age (Institute of Archaeology)

ISBN13: 9781844720842
ISBN: 1844720845
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $182.0
Publisher: UCL
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 308
Average Goodreads rating: 3.40/5

The twelve papers that constitute Silver Economy of the Viking Age combine the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, history and numismatics to provide broad perspectives over, and specific insights into, the many different silver economies that can be shown to have existed during the Viking Age in north-western Europe. These papers range in scope from general surveys and provocative discussions to detailed presentations of, for example, the development of coinage in Southern Scandinavia and in Normandy, and Oriental-Scandinavian connections as manifested by silver rings and weight systems. Amongst the varying approaches to the different sorts of silver in circulation - rings and other ornaments, ingots, hack-silver and coins - there is also a detailed study of the use of gold in England during the later Anglo-Saxon period, together with a comprehensive inventory of the finds.