The Earliest States of Eastern Europe
DG-2015, 460-474

Рец.: Naismith R. Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England: The Southern English Kingdoms, 757–865. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 351 p.

T. V. Guimon

This is a review of Rory Naismith’s stimulating book on money in Southern Anglo-Saxon kingdoms from the mid-eighth to the mid-ninth century. The book treats such problems as the production of silver pennies (towns of production, carriers of moneyers and die-cutters, design of coins, standards of weight and fi neness, the dynamics of production); the role of royal power in this process (the restrictions and management of coin-production and circulation, the possible interrelations between kings and moneyers, the representation of kings in coins); the circulation of coinage; the role of coinage in early medieval economy.