Archive – Early Middle Ages

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Charlemagne and the Popes – On the way to the Imperial crown

At Künker’s spring auction on March 12 and 13, 2012 a spectacular portrait Denarius of Charlemagne will be put to auction. The sole coin makes you dream. But the story behind it is fascinating as well: you can read it here. more ]

How Saint Mark came to Venice

From March 11 to 15, 2013, the collection of Dr Eduardo Curti will be liquidated. It contains numismatic rarities from medieval times, from the Migration Period until the Hundred Years’ War. Some of the most spectacular coins are from Venice, which, at the beginning of the 9th century, had absolutely no interest in becoming part of the Carolingian Empire. more ]

Book on Anglo-Saxon counterfeits

The replicas and forgeries of Anglo-Saxon coins have produced a corpus of material almost as extensive as the originals. In this groundbreaking new study Tony Abramson brings together a vast catalogue of Anglo-Saxon counterfeits and copies. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain (2012)

In April 2012 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Northern Spain. During the summer she published her numismatic diary of this travel. Here you can read all single parts. more ]

Diary of a numismatist travelling Turkey (2009)

In the summer 2009 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Turkey – of course searching for numismatic traces as she always does. She condensed her impressions in a diary whose single parts we have gathered here. more ]

Largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard tops list of latest UK treasure finds

On 10 February 2015 the largest Anglo Saxon coin hoard found since the Treasure Act began was announced. The hoard is composed of around 5,200 Anglo-Saxon silver pennies and was found by a metal-detecting rally. more ]

Medieval PR coup about King Arthur’s tomb

Each year Glastonbury Abbey in the south of England attracts visitors from all over the world. Founded by one of the first disciples of Jesus, its cemetery is believed to be the burial site of King Arthur. A revaluation of old finds and records has now revealed: It’s all fake. more ]

3rd Edition of Coinage in South-Eastern Europe 820-1396 released

Covering more than five centuries, the third edition of D.M. Metcalf’s “Coinage in South-Eastern Europe 820-1396” has been published. It explores the evidence of archaeological excavation and of several hundred coin-hoards. more ]

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