Carolingian Coinage and the Vikings

Studies on Power and Trade in the 9th Century
Author(s): 
Coupland, Simon
ISBN: 
0860789918
Date published: 
January 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00
Pages: 
336

This volume brings together for the first time Simon Coupland's series of significant articles on Carolingian coinage. The author draws out the economic and political implications of coin types and coin hoards from the reign of Charlemagne to the Edict of Pîtres in 864. This numismatic survey is complemented by other studies which use the evidence of coinage and contemporary texts to consider aspects of trade and power in the ninth century, particularly the impact of the Viking raids.