På jakt efter människorna bakom mynten: Tolkningsmöjligheter inom det numismatiska och historisk-arkeologiska forskningsfältet
2005 (Swedish)In: Meta: Medeltidsarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 0348-7903, no 3, 37-52 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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.
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2005. no 3, 37-52 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1579OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1579DiVA: diva2:550774