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Les usages des monnaies (mi XIIe-début XVIe siècle). Pour une approche archéologique, anthropologique et historique des monnaies médiévales

Thibault Cardon;
Open Access French
  • Published: 15 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Centre de recherches historiques - EHESS
Here, coins are not considered as a neutral ground for economy, but as objects whose materiality is a keystone for their uses. Therefore, archeological research is a valuable source allowing the observation of the reality of the uses of coins under precise circumstances, through a well-adapted methodology. Why is this very coin used in a given situation and what does this choice mean? A deep study of well-documented cases allows us to mention various uses, such as paying wages, managing coins on a domestic level, accumulating coin stashes or leaving offering-coins in sepulchers. This work aims at creating interpretation keys in archeological numismatics as well ...
free text keywords: archaeology, numismatics, anthropology, coins uses, Middle Ages, France, lcsh:History (General), lcsh:D1-2009
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