Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Towards a catalogue of early medieval dirham imitations

Sep 16, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Marek Jankowiak (University of Oxford)


This paper presents an update on the die catalogue of dirham imitations produced somewhere between the Islamic world and the Baltic area in the 9th and 10th centuries. I am currently preparing it for publication on the basis of the work of Gert Rispling from Stockholm. I will briefly present this coinage before reviewing the issues related to the organisation of such an extensive body of material, such as the precise scope of the catalogue, the most effective ways of presentation, or integration with a searchable online database. I will conclude with some historical implications of this coinage, looking in particular at its contribution to the understanding of the trade between northern Europe and the Islamic world in the 9th and 10th centuries.

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Marek Jankowiak (University of Oxford)

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