Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
På jakt efter människorna bakom mynten: Tolkningsmöjligheter inom det numismatiska och historisk-arkeologiska forskningsfältet
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment. (Landskap i förändring)
2005 (Swedish)In: Meta: Medeltidsarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 0348-7903, no 3, 37-52 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Coins and coin finds can be used to initiate interdisciplinary dialogues especially between numismatics and archeology. One fruitful way to accomplish this is to regard coins both as texts and material culture. Coins comprise textual qualities which in certain respects remind of the written sources. From this angle coins can be associated with their original monetary context. On the other hand, coins are also material objects reappearing in different contexts carrying with them earlier monetary ideas and concepts. Coin finds also reveal the ongoing strife between coin issuers trying to establish their authority and coin users who react on the legislation of coin use imposed on them. Coins embody the dynamic concepts of medieval particularism and the quest for control and sovereignty over land and people. Rather than regarding the establishment of coins as a general means of payment as a straightforward and continuous process, coin use during the Middle Ages is to be understood as chaotic and discontinuous.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. no 3, 37-52 p.
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1579OAI: diva2:550774
Available from: 2012-09-14 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(669 kB)199 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 669 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kilger, Christoph
By organisation
School of Culture, Energy and Environment
In the same journal
Meta: Medeltidsarkeologisk tidskrift

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 199 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 333 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link