The paper presents a series of numismatic assemblages recovered from early medieval urban contexts. All of them point to the continuity of the urban model at the centre of the Iberian Peninsula during the 8th century. At the same time, the copper coins recovered from the area around Guadalajara highlight the emergence of new semi-urban spaces as a result of the period of the formation of the Umayyad State in al-Andalus. There is, therefore, a duality between centres that become secondary and these new spaces as a result of a new design of the territorial powers. In all of this, the coinage is part of a debate in which various archaeological records are actively participating.