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Medieval European Coinage

Volume 12. Northern Italy


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  • Date Published: February 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107568747

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  • This volume of Medieval European Coinage is the first comprehensive survey of the coinage of north Italy c.950–1500, bringing the latest research to an international audience. It provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the coinages of Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and the greater Veneto, which have never been studied together in such detail on a broad regional basis. The volume reveals for the first time the wider trends that shaped the coinages of the region and offers new syntheses of the monetary history of the individual cities. It includes detailed appendices, such as a list of coin hoards, indices and a glossary, as well as a fully illustrated catalogue of the north Italian coins, including those of Genoa, Milan and Venice, in the unrivalled collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, largely formed by Professor Philip Grierson (1910–2006).

    • The first comprehensive survey of the medieval coinages of north Italy
    • Makes previously inaccessible specialist work available to an international audience
    • The illustrated catalogue enables easy comparison and familiarisation, including coins from the world-famous Grierson collection
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    '… MEC 12 is certainly a major resource on northern Italian coinage that will be useful to scholars for decades to come.' Lucia Travaini, Speculum

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107568747
    • length: 1165 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 186 x 59 mm
    • weight: 2.12kg
    • contains: 152 b/w illus. 6 maps 61 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General introduction
    2. Royal and imperial coinages
    3. Piedmont
    4. Liguria
    5. Lombardy
    6. Veneto (including Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol)
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  • Authors

    William R. Day, Jr, University of Cambridge
    William R. Day, Jr, is an economic historian and numismatist. He completed his PhD on the early development of the Florentine economy, c.1100–1275 at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999. In 2008–09, he was Jean-François Malle Fellow at the Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center of Italian Renaissance Studies) near Florence, where he initiated research on Florentine and other Italian personnel in foreign mints, 1200–1600. His publications on medieval numismatics include 'Early imitations of the gold florin of Florence and the imitation florin of Theodore I Paleologus, marquis of Montferrat (1306–38)' in The Numismatic Chronicle 168 (2004), 'I fiorini piemontesi nel Trecento: il fiorino del Marchese Teodoro I Paleologo di Monferrato (1306–38) nel contesto regionale, italiano ed europeo' in La moneta in Monferrato tra medioevo ed età moderna (edited by Luca Gianazza, 2009), and 'Fiorentini e altri italiani appaltatori di zecche straniere (1200–1600): un progetto di ricerca' in Annali di Storia di Firenze 5 (2010). He is also author of several articles on the economic history of medieval Florence.

    Michael Matzke, Historisches Museum, Basel
    Michael Matzke is head of the Münzkabinett of the Historisches Museum Basel, and former Assistant Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals of the Fitzwilliam Museum. He teaches medieval history at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau. His publications on Italian numismatics include 'Vom Ottolinus zum Grossus: Münzprägung in der Toskana vom 10. bis zum 13. Jahrhundert' in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau 72 (1993), 'La monetazione in Monferrato ed i primi denari monferrini', in L. Gianazza, La moneta in Monferrato tra Medioevo ed Età Moderna (2009), 'Uno sguardo nella 'bottega del Corpus': antecedenti e criteri di catalogazione dell'opera', in A. Savio and A. Cavagna, Atti della Giornata di Studio '100 anni del Corpus Nummorum Italicorum' (2010), and 'Il diritto monetale [in Italia]', in L. Travaini, Le zecche italiane fino all'Unità, Volume 1 (2011).

    Andrea Saccocci, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
    Andrea Saccocci is Professor in Numismatics at the Università degli Studi di Udine and vice-director of the Italian journal Rivista Italiana di Numismatica. In 2007 he was awarded the Jeton de Vermeil by the Société Française de Numismatique for his contribution to numismatic research. Recent publications include 'Contributi di storia monetaria delle regioni adriatiche settentrionali (secoli X-XV)' in Numismatica Patavina 3, (2004), and 'L'introduzione dei grossi agli inizi del XIII secolo e la massiccia esportazione di argento dall' Europa Occidentale ai territori islamici: una semplice coincidenza?' in The 2nd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, edited by B. Callegher, Arianna d'Ottone, Polymnia – Numismatica Antica e Medievale. Studi, 1 (2010).

    General Editor

    Elina Screen, University of Oxford
    Elina Screen has been General Editor of the Medieval European Coinage Project since 2010, in succession to Mark Blackburn. Her numismatic publications include Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, 65-66: Norwegian Collections, Parts I and II (Oxford University Press, 2013 and 2014). An early medieval historian, her research focuses on the Carolingian world and Viking-age Norway.

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