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Numismatics

In general, the study of coins, banknotes, and medals (See: Oxford Dictionaries).

In the Viking Age, banknotes did not exist. Instead silver ingots or hacksilver were more common as currency in addition to regular minted coins (See: J. Graham-Campbell and G. Williams Silver Economy in the Viking Age (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016)).

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

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