Stycas, kings and Vikings: the copper-alloy revolution in 9th-century

Principal investigator: Lucy Moore
Level: PhD level research

This PhD project explores the manufacture, use and distribution of 9th-century copper-alloy
coins called stycas, minted in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. Recent research has the need for a
reappraisal of this coinage, which has much to reveal about the impact of the Vikings on
England and its economy. The project is a Collaborative Doctoral Award Partnership between the University of York and the Yorkshire Museum, funded by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities.

The research project will look at hoards, excavated and single finds of these early mediaeval copper pennies to extend our knowledge of the contexts within which they are found and the relationships between them. the project will extend to 2022.

Referee: Prof. D. Hadley (University of York)

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