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

The coins of the Este dominions and their role in facilitating exchange throughout the Italian kingdom (12th -15th cent.)

Sep 15, 2022, 9:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D


Andrea Saccocci (Università degli Studi di Udine)


The paper analyses the role of the coins of the Este mints (Ferrara, Modena and Reggio) in the development of Italian monetary circulation between the 12th and 15th centuries, a role which certainly goes beyond the borders of the small territories they belonged to. This conclusion is based partly on coin finds, but also on the diffusion of certain coin names in archival documents and sources in general. Since these tend to record units of account or values rather than actual coins, it is quite evident that in the Este territories, located between Tuscany and Veneto, a monetary system was created that linked the currencies of the two most commercially developed areas in Italy.

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Andrea Saccocci (Università degli Studi di Udine)

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