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Viking Coinage and Currency in the British Isles

Dr Blackburn receiving a preprint of the volume

On Friday 24 September 2010 a launch party was held jointly by the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic of the University of Cambridge, and the Fitzwilliam Museum's Department of Coins and Medals, celebrating the launch of Dr Mark Blackburn's new volume of collected papers Viking Coinage and Currency in the British Isles.

Friends and colleagues of Dr Blackburn

For more than three decades Dr Mark Blackburn has been one of the leading authorities on the monetary history of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the early Middle Ages. This volume brings together fourteen of his papers on the theme of Vikings and their currency in the British Isles, from the dual monetary and bullion economy that emerged after the Scandinavian raids and conquests of the ninth century, to the establishment of dynamic new coinages by Viking rulers. All papers are fully indexed and supplemented with additional notes by the author. A bibliography of all of Dr Blackburn's publications is also included. Publication is expected in the first half of 2011.

A cake bearing the cover design of the volume

Details for ordering copies of Viking Coinage and Currency in the British Isles will be found here once available.