Damhus-skatten - en foreløbig præsentation af en Ribeudmøntning fra tidlig 800-årene.

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The article presents the main results of the analysis of the hoard from Damhus. The hoard consists of 262 coins exclusively. It was found during a metal detecting campaign just outside Ribe, southwestern Jutland, and subsequently excavated during the autumn of 2018. Only two types of coins were represented
in the hoard; both types belong to Malmer’s so-called combination group 4 (KG 4). The vast majority of the coins, i. e. 258, belong to the type face/forward-looking deer, while the last four coins belong to the type ship/forward-looking deer.An analysis of the dies used on the hoard’s coins as well as the already known c. fourteen coins showed that thirty-six dies were used for the reverse design and fifty-seven for the obverse design. Presumably, hundreds of
thousands of these coins were struck over a long period of time, allowing minor variations of the main type to evolve. It is particularly surprising that the type
ship/forward-looking deer appears to have been a halvpenning (halfpence).
The coins are seen as an immediate continuation of the frequently found type Wodan/Monster sceattas, which were minted by theking until the beginning of the 9th century in Ribe and possibly also in the other large emporiaof the 8th century, i. e. Åhus in Scania and Groß Strömkendorff in Mecklenburg.
TidsskriftArkæologi i Slesvig - Archäologie in Schleswig
Sider (fra-til)51-67
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 2021


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