Brakteater som tidsbegränsade mynt (Bracteates as Time-Limited Coins)

Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, 2017, nr 5, 104-07.

10 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last revised: 24 Mar 2021

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Roger Svensson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Date Written: September 5, 2017

Abstract

Swedish abstract: De medeltida brakteaterna är de tunnaste mynt som någonsin har präglats. Trots fragiliteten så dominerade brakteaterna myntväsendet i stora delar av centrala, östra och norra Europa under nästan 200 år. Syftet med denna artikel är att sätta brakteaterna i ett historiskt myntpolitiskt sammanhang och förklara hur denna mynttyp kunde bli så spridd och framgångsrik. Även skillnaden mellan brakteater och tvåsidiga mynt som tidsbegränsade mynt i centrala Europa analyseras samt vilken roll brakteaterna spelade under senmedeltiden.

English abstract: The medieval bracteates are the thinnest coins that have ever been minted. Despite the fragility, the bracteates dominated the coinage system in large parts of central, eastern and northern Europe for almost 200 years. The purpose of this article is to put the bracteates in a historical currency policy context and explain how this type of coin could become so widespread and successful. The difference between bracteate and two-sided coins as time-limited coins in central Europe is also analyzed, as well as the role that bracteate played during the late Middle Ages.

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Keywords: Bracteate, Periodic Recoinage, Monetary Tax, Seigniorage

JEL Classification: E31, E42, E52, N13, N23, N43

Suggested Citation

Svensson, Roger, Brakteater som tidsbegränsade mynt (Bracteates as Time-Limited Coins) (September 5, 2017). Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, 2017, nr 5, 104-07., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3664766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3664766

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