Viking Era

Overview of silver and coin usage in Viking Era

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Short overview of the evolution of the means of exchange during Viking Era can be found in Viking Currency, an article by Dani Trynoski at Medievalists.net. A basic economic concept to remember: part of the definition of money is a means of exchange and store of value. A silver armband, brooch, or coin can be […]

Viking Era

Buried hoards of gold and silver

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One of the fascinating things to consider about the Viking and Roman ages is what economies looked like without a banking system or even a rudimentary financial system. Ponder just a few of the implications. Merely having coins allowed for trade that was more complex than barter. There was no way to transfer money over […]