[Rezension zu:] Jörg Jarnut, Jürgen Strothmann (Hg.), Die Merowingischen Monetarmünzen als Quelle zum Verständnis des 7. Jahrhunderts in Gallien, Paderborn (Wilhelm Fink Verlag) 2014, 663 S., 10 farb. Taf. (MittelalterStudien, 27), ISBN 978-3-7705-5548-2, EUR 89,00

  • The volume under review contains the published proceedings of a conference held in 2009 with the challenging title, "Merowingische Monetarmünzen und der Beginn des Mittelalters". These Merovingian "Monetarmünzen" are a distinctive group of coins of which less than 10 000 are currently known. Quite suddenly, in the late sixth century, this type of gold coinage appears, with the name of a moneyer ( monetarius ) on the obverse and the place name on the reverse (presumably, but not necessarily in all instances, the mint). Thus, over a thousand moneyers and 722 place names are recorded, many only attested once or twice. In the late 7 th c. these coins slowly give way to a system based on the silver penny/denier, no longer showing names of moneyers. Who were these moneyers? What was their relationship with the court and the kings? To what ends were those coins produced, and how were they used in daily commerce? Why are so many different mints attested? These questions have occupied scholars for several generations now. However, Jarnut and Strothmann have added a new perspective: in how far are these coinages and the associated monetary policy a continuation of late Roman practices, or do they represent something altogether different and can, therefore, be understood as an expression of a fundamentally altered society that could be termed medieval? ...

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Author:Fleur KemmersORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Francia Recensio
Publisher:Thorbecke ; Deutsches Historisches Institut
Place of publication:Ostfildern ; Paris
Contributor(s):Jörg Jarnut, Jürgen Strothmann
Document Type:Review
Year of Completion:2014
Date of first Publication:2014/12/03
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/04/02
GND Keyword:Fränkisches Reich; Kulturwandel; Münze
Issue:4, Mittelalter – Moyen Âge (500–1500)
Page Number:3
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Institutes:Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften / Kulturwissenschaften
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 94 Geschichte Europas / 940 Geschichte Europas
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