publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Mynt er hva mynt gjør : En analyse av norske mynter fra 1100-tallet: produksjon, sirkulasjon og bruk

Eikje Ramberg, Linn;
Open Access Norwegian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The kings of Norway issued coins on a regular basis starting in the mid-11th century, and probably conducted renovatio monetae whenever a new king came to power. As a privilege of bona regalia, the king could use coin production to serve his own interests. Economic factors are usually the main focus of discussions on coinage, but there were also political, religious and cultural dimensions that must have been important both for the production of coins and in the choice of motives, form and style. From the outset, manipulation of the coinage is visible in the debasement of silver content, followed by a reduction in weight to re-establish the silver level.  In the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Historical archaeology, medieval Norway and Scandinavia, 12th century, economy, religion, identity, coins as cultural and social objects, bracteate, numismatics, issuing authority, mints, Archaeology, Arkeologi
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