Myntningspolitik i det medeltida Sverige (Coinage Policies in Medieval Sweden)

Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, 2017, nr 8, pp. 176-79.

10 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last revised: 21 Mar 2021

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Roger Svensson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Date Written: December 7, 2017

Abstract

Swedish abstract: I det medeltida Sverige (1150–1520) präglades liknande mynttyper som nere på kontinenten i nämnd ordning: brakteater, tvåsidiga penningar, återigen brakteater samt örtugar med hohlpenningar som växelmynt. Syftet med denna artikel är att analysera huruvida Sverige även tillämpade den europeiska myntningspolitik som korresponderar till dessa typer, t.ex. myntförsämringar och periodiska myntindragningar. I Sverige saknas skriftliga dokument om periodiska myntindragningar. Analysen utgår istället från en teoretisk modell om tidsbegränsade mynt, som testas på de svenska förhållandena.

English abstract: In medieval Sweden (1150–1520), similar coin types were minted as in continental Europe: bracteates, two-faced coins, again bracteates, and örtugs with hohlpfennigs as small change. The purpose of this article is to analyze whether Sweden also applied the European currency policies that correspond to these types, e.g. coin debasements and periodic recoinage. In Sweden, there are no written documents on periodic recoinage. The analysis is instead based on a theoretical model of time-limited coins, which is tested on Swedish conditions.

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Keywords: Periodic Re-Coinage, Monetary Tax, Coinage Policies, Monetization, Debasements, Medieval Sweden

JEL Classification: E31, E42, E52, N13

Suggested Citation

Svensson, Roger, Myntningspolitik i det medeltida Sverige (Coinage Policies in Medieval Sweden) (December 7, 2017). Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, 2017, nr 8, pp. 176-79., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3664769 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3664769

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