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Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England
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1. Introduction; 2. Money in its political context; 3. Looking at coinage: iconography and inscriptions; 4. Authority and minting I: the King; 5. Authority and minting II: mints, die-cutters and moneyers; 6. Value judgements: weight and fineness; 7. Production of coinage; 8. The circulation of coinage; 9. The nature of coin-use in the early Middle Ages; 10. Conclusion.

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This innovative book integrates historical and numismatic research to explore who made early medieval coinage, who used it and why.

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Rory Naismith is a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, working in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge and the Department of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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"This is a well-crafted, rigorously researched book, supported by an extensive bibliography. Naismith uses all of the evidence available to explore the relationship of money and power in the Southern Kingdom in the century between the reign of Offa and the arrival of the Viking Great Army." -Tony Abramson, The Journal of British Studies

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