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THE COINS OF THE DANISH KINGS OF IRELAND

THE COINS OF THE DANISH KINGS OF IRELAND

THE COINS OF THE DANISH KINGS OF IRELAND

Roth, Bernard

The British Numismatic Journal, Vol. 6 (1910)

Abstract

Charles Haliday says ~ “It must surprise those who examine the history of Ireland that so little appears known respecting the social position of those Scandinavians who under the common name of Ostmen or of Danes, occupied our principal seaports from the ninth to the twelfth century, and that even local historians are silent respecting the civil and religious institutions, the works and monumental remains of a people, who not only inhabited and ruled over Dublin for more than three hundred years, but who, if not the founders of the city, were unquestionably the cause of its metropolitan supremacy . not only is there no Irish record of a ‘City of Dublin’ before the ninth century, but before that period there is no record that the place where the city now stands was a place of any importance …”


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