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An early medieval dual-currency economy: bullion and coin in the Danelaw

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Metal detecting in England has recovered a large number of Viking Age single finds that have been reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. These reveal that silver bullion of Scandinavian origin was used as currency throughout the Danelaw between AD 865 and 940. Standardised weights of copper alloy were an integral part of this metal-weight economy. Bullion was not the sole means of silver payment during this period: coinage had long been used in the occupied Anglo-Saxon territories a...

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10.15184/aqy.2016.249

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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School of Archaeology
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British Academy
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post-doctoral research fellowship
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Cambridge University Press
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Volume:
91
Issue:
355
Pages:
173-190
Publication date:
2017-01-20
Acceptance date:
2015-12-07
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1745-1744
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0003-598X
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2017-07-31

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