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PAX PORTA NY: Gotländsk uttolkning av ett fridskoncept
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
2009 (Swedish)In: Samlad Glädje II: Numismatiska Klubben i Uppsala 40 år / [ed] Ekström, Curt & Holmberg, Kjell, Uppsala: Numismatiska klubben i Uppsala , 2009, 149-154 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

In about 1140 AD, the island of Gotland, off the Swedish coast, initiated what was to become one of the most influential coinages of the medieval Baltic Sea Area. One of the types minted was inscribed PAX PORTA NY. The paper argues that these coins were part of a strategy adopted by the Gotlanders in the 1160s, to proclaim peace in the town of Visby and to direct their international partners to where control and trading peace could be maintained. The different dimensions of the coins (object, text and picture) give away plenty of information on several levels when combined with historical sources, and tell us about the networks, ideological framework, artisanship, and changing loyalties of this time and area.

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Uppsala: Numismatiska klubben i Uppsala , 2009. 149-154 p.
Keyword [en]
numismatics, Middle Ages, coins Baltic Sea, Gotland, iconography, peace
Keyword [sv]
numismatik, medeltid, coins, Östersjön, Gotland, ikonografi, fridskoncept
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Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-39538ISBN: 978-91-978092-1-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-39538DiVA: diva2:320640
Available from: 2010-05-27 Created: 2010-05-26 Last updated: 2011-11-11Bibliographically approved

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