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

Finding the ‘missing pieces’: late medieval and Renaissance coin weights from England and Wales

Sep 14, 2022, 11:20 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Speaker

Murray Andrews (Kulturhistorisk Museum, University of Oslo )

Description

Copper-alloy weights were used throughout the late medieval and Renaissance periods to control and monitor the circulation of gold coins, and their presence on archaeological sites offers a unique means of evaluating the nature and extent of gold circulation in places that otherwise lack gold coin finds. This paper uses more than 1000 finds of fourteenth- to sixteenth-century coin weights from England and Wales to explore long-term dynamics in the circulation of gold coinage, and assesses the significance of this dataset in the light of historical and coin find evidence.

Primary author

Murray Andrews (Kulturhistorisk Museum, University of Oslo )

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