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Medieval European Coinage

Volume 6. The Iberian Peninsula


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  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521260145

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  • This volume of Medieval European Coinage is the first English-language survey to bring the latest research on the coinage of Spain and Portugal c.1000–1500 to an international audience. A major work of reference by leading numismatic experts, the volume provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the coinages of Aragon, Catalonia, Castile, Léon, Navarre and Portugal, which have rarely been studied together. It considers how money circulated throughout the peninsula, offering new syntheses of the monetary history of the individual kingdoms and includes an extensive catalogue of the Aragonese, Castilian, Catalan, Leonese, Navarrese and Portuguese coins in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. This major contribution to the field will be a valuable point of reference for the study of medieval history, numismatics and archaeology.

    • A new synthesis of coinage of the Iberian peninsula, bringing together the coinages for Spain (including Catalonia) and Portugal for the first time
    • The first comprehensive English-language synthesis of the coinages, making previously inaccessible specialist work available to an international audience
    • Illustrations include a catalogue of coins from the world famous Grierson collection, allowing easy comparison and familiarisation
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    'This book must be part of every library whose owner intends to deal seriously with medieval numismatics.' Ursula Kampmann, Coins Weekly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521260145
    • length: 929 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 199 x 57 mm
    • weight: 2.19kg
    • contains: 136 b/w illus. 7 maps 41 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Finds, hoards and monetary circulation in the Iberian Peninsula
    3. The Muslim element
    4. The Carolingians and the earliest coinages to c.1100
    5. The crown of Catalonia-Aragon
    6. The kingdom of Majorca, 1276–1343
    7. The kingdom of Navarre
    8. The kingdom of Castile-León
    9. Kingdom of Portugal

  • Authors

    Miquel Crusafont, Societat Catalana d'Estudis Numismatics Barcelona
    Miquel Crusafont is the leading expert on the coinage of Catalonia-Aragon and author of numerous works including the standard reference Numismatica de la corona catalano-aragonesa medieval (785–1516) (1982) and the recent Catàleg General de la Moneda Catalana (2009). He is editor of the journal Acta Numismatica.

    Anna M. Balaguer
    Anna M. Balaguer has published extensively on medieval Islamic, Castilian, Catalan, Aragonese and Portuguese coinages as well as the coinage of the Iberian peninsula. These publications include Del Mancús a la Dobla (1993) and Historia de la moneda dels comtats Catalans (1999) as well as articles and chapters in many other works. She is a member of the Asociación Numismática Española (Barcelona) and the Instituto de Sintra (Portugal).

    Philip Grierson, University of Cambridge
    Philip Grierson (1910–2006) was Professor of Numismatics, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and formerly Professor of Numismatics and History of Coinage at the University of Brussels. He was Honorary Keeper of Coins at the Fitzwilliam Museum, to which he bequeathed his unrivalled collection of medieval European coins.

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