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Medieval European Coinage


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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-Leon; 9. Kingdom of Portugal; Appendices; Bibliography; Catalogue; Concordances.

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A major new work of reference on the coinage of Spain and Portugal from c.1000 to 1500.

About the Author

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 Cataleg General de la Moneda Catalana (2009). He is editor of the journal Acta Numismatica. 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 Mancus 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 Asociacion Numismatica Espanola (Barcelona) and the Instituto de Sintra (Portugal). 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.


'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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