Coinage and History in the North Sea World, c. AD 500-1250

Essays in Honour of Marion Archibald


This is a themed volume of 28 papers, written in honour of Marion Archibald. It considers the role of coinage in northern Europe from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the early thirteenth century. Although the focus of the volume is the coinage itself, the majority of the papers consider coinage in its historical and/or archaeological context.
A recurrent theme of the volume is the movement of coinage across the English Channel and the North Sea and beyond. Particular areas of focus include the importation and use of money in early Anglo-Saxon England; movement, hoarding and secondary treatment of coinage during the Viking Age; and monetary contacts between England and her neighbours under the Normans and Angevins.
The papers in this book provide an important range of perspectives in current numismatic research, and will provide a valuable resource for scholars in a variety of disciplines with interests in the economy and society in northern Europe, c. 500-1250.

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Barrie Cook and Gareth Williams are curators in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum, and are both former editors of the British Numismatic Journal. Dr Williams has published on a variety of aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Viking history, while Dr Cook's publications span the 11th to the 17th centuries.
List of contributiors
List of Illustrations
Marion Archibald: An appreciation

After Rome (Fifth to Seventh Centuries)
A catalogue of hoards and single finds from the British Isles c. AD 410-675
After Patching: imported and recycled coinage in fifth and sixth century Britain
Roman Bronze coinage in sub-Roman and early Anglo-Saxon England
Twenty-Two soldiers, a goddess and an emperor: a small group of sixth-century pseudo-imperial tremisses with an unusual reverse type
Two new types of Anglo-Saxon gold shillings
A pale gold thrymsa int eh name of Vanimundus
The circualtion and function of coinage in conversion-period England, c. AD 580-675
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

The Northern World: An age of Transition (Seventh to Tenth Centuries)
Contrasts and continuity within the coinage of Northumbria c. 670-867
Between teh devil and the deep blue sea: hoards in nith-century Frisia
Anglo-Saxon coin brooches
A coin of Aethelwulf of Wessex from ancient Truso in Poland
'Not the oldest known list': Scandinavian moneyers' names on teh tenth-century English coinage
The preform coinage of Edgar- the legacy of teh Anglo-Saxon kingsdoms

England and Scandinavia (Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries)
Inflow of Anglo-Saxon and German coins into the Northern lands, c. 997-1024: discerning the patterns
The import of English coins in the Northern Lands: some remakrs on coin circulation in teh Vking Age based on new evidence from Denmark
The 1954 Rone hoard and some comments on styles and inscriptions of certain Scandinavian coins from the early eleventh century
Silver-handling traditions during the Viking Age- Some observations and thoughts on the phenomenon of pecking and bending
Anglo-Saxon coins in the Baltic East- Some comments on two recent volumes of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles
Two hoards of Short-Cross sterlings from Ribe, and English merchants in DEnmark in th emiddle of th ethirteenth century

The Kingdom of England and its neighbours (Tenth to Early Thirteenth Centuries)
The volume of the English currency, c. 973-1158
Coinage and urban development: integrating the archaeological and numismatic history of Lincoln
The moneyers of the Worcester mint, 1066-1158 some thoughts and comments
The earliest English lead Tokens?
Henry II, the St Augustine's dispute and the loss of the abbey'smint franchise
En monnaye aiant cours: the monetary system of the
Angevin empire
Iles Anglo-Normandes: some coin evidence for the impact of the events of 1204 on the channel Islands
Few and far between: mints and coins in Wales to the middle of the thirteenth century
The publications of Marion Archibald to 2005

All those with an interest in the archaeology and history of northern Europe between the fifth and thirteenth centuries, as well as specialists in numismatics and economic history.