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Making Money in the Early Middle Ages

This exhibition is now in our archive.

Drawing on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s world-leading collection of early medieval currency, this exhibition explores the changing imagery and material of early medieval coins, exploring their meaning. It reveals how different societies and governments operated under changing and often challenging circumstances. Two unique Anglo-Saxon manuscripts illustrate the interconnections of currency, images and power in this period.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council for the project “Foundations of Gold and Silver”.

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