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A Case for Ecclesiastical Minting of Anglo-Viking Coins


Schneider, Joseph Edward (2018) A Case for Ecclesiastical Minting of Anglo-Viking Coins. Senior thesis (Major), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/N382-VD72.


Within a few decades of the first Viking conquests of England, strong currency systems developed in Viking controlled parts of England. This preceded minting and the use of coins as currency in other Viking territories by about one hundred years. Herein, a case is made that the early development of currency in Anglo-Viking England is poorly explained by secular minting by Viking authorities but is well explained by ecclesiastical minting. The implications of ecclesiastical minting are discussed in the context of other sources of information on the church in early Anglo-Viking England.

Item Type:Thesis (Senior thesis (Major))
Subject Keywords:Vikings, Coins, Anglo-Saxon England, Ecclesiastical Minting
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Brown, Warren C.
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:9 June 2018
Non-Caltech Author Email:jeschneider95 (AT)
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10052018-064453742
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:11221
Deposited By: Joseph Schneider
Deposited On:01 Apr 2019 18:31
Last Modified:29 May 2024 18:10

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