Session641
TitleRe-Formed Coinage, Renewed Meaning: Using, Imitating, and Disposing of Byzantine Coins far beyond Imperial Frontiers
Date/TimeTuesday 7 July 2015: 11.15-12.45
 
Sponsor'Bilderfahrzeuge Project', Warburg Institute, University of London
 
OrganiserRebecca Darley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
 
Moderator/ChairJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Paper 641-a Byzantine Gold Coins in Chinese Contexts: Three Approaches
(Language: English)
Lin Ying, Department of History, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Byzantine Studies; Numismatics
Paper 641-b Byzantine Coins in Viking Age Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Florent Audy, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholms universitet
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Byzantine Studies; Numismatics
Paper 641-c Valuing Byzantine Gold Coins in Medieval South India
(Language: English)
Rebecca Darley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Byzantine Studies; Numismatics
 
AbstractByzantine coins spread by various means far beyond imperial frontiers in the Early Middle Ages. This panel examines their significance outside their original political and economic context. Frequently coins were pierced to be hung on jewellery or clothing. They might be buried, sometimes in ritual contexts, and they were locally imitated to varying levels of precision. This panel brings together specialists in Byzantine coin finds from China, Scandinavia and India to compare and contrast the contexts in which these coins occur and the interpretation of their use in these very varied medieval societies.