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Old English term ‘mynet’ meaning ‘coin’ originally derives from Germanic. A mint is a place where coins are made. See Oxford Dictionaries.

Trade was very important during the Viking Age and many authorities established their own mint to keep track of trade, especially imported goods and privileges.

Read more on the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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The rich history of the Viking Age is a source of inspiration for my web site The Viking Archive, and for writing stories in general.

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