publication . Conference object . 2009

The social identity of coin hoards : An example of theory and practice in the space between numismatics and archaeology

Myrberg, Nanouschka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Silver coin hoarding is a distinct feature of the Viking Age in some northern European areas, and these hoards convey much information about coin types and chronologies to numismatists. However, there is still no explanation of the custom itself. I argue that hoards should be considered in terms of social categories or genders as a means to understand the specific reasons behind their deposition. This contribution provides examples of approach through contextualizing hoards and their contents. I also propose some theoretical premises regarding the role of numismatics in the space between archaeology, history, economic history and art history. Numismatics as a di...
Subjects
free text keywords: silver hoard, numismatics, coin find, theory, context, identity, gender, Middle Ages, Baltic Sea archaeology, silverdepå, numismatik, teori, kontext, myntfynd, identitet, genus, Medeltid, Östersjöns arkeologi, Archaeology, Arkeologi
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