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Botulf - helgon eller frifräsare?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
2010 (Swedish)In: Gotländskt Arkiv, ISSN 0434-2429, Vol. 82, 34-45 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Botulf – Saint or Free Mover? (summary)

“For Botulf ”. A cryptic inscription on a series of Gotlandic coins from c. 1210 is discussed in this article in relation to different types of references to the name Botulf on Gotland. Gravestones, farmsteads, mural paintings, toll lists and numismatic evidence all provide clues as to what or whom the inscription may be alluding to. Was Botulf, the English saint, popular on Gotland to the point of having dedication coins minted in his honour? Or was Botulf, the Gotlandic tradesman, taking advantage of a temporary change of powers on the island to gain a reputation for himself? Enigmatic and fortified Västergarn on Gotland’s west coast, the German Bishop Albert’s Riga, and the Hanseatic Steelyard of London all play roles in the story of Botulf of Gotland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Visby: Gotlands fornsal , 2010. Vol. 82, 34-45 p.
Keyword [en]
runic coins, medieval coins, Gotland, Botulf, saints, traders, medieval archaeology, numismatics
Keyword [sv]
runmynt, medeltida mynt, Gotland, Botulf, helgon, handelsmän, medeltidsarkeologi, numismatik
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Archaeology Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-50638OAI: diva2:382131
Available from: 2010-12-29 Created: 2010-12-29 Last updated: 2011-01-24Bibliographically approved

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