The settlement in Janow Pomorski near Elblag, identified with the historical Truso has produced one of the largest assemblages of early medieval coins (515 specimens) found on a single site in Poland until today. These are almost exclusively oriental coins and their small fragments. From among those that have already been described, only 4 early medieval coins were struck in western Europe. In January 2005, a denarius of emperor Luis the Pious, type XPISTIANA RELIGIO from the years 822-840, was found on the site. The coin had been provided with silver loop riveted on it. The denarius of Truso is the easternmost documented find of a Carolingian coin. In the light of the existing data the occurrence of the foregoing coins in Truso seems to be associated with Danes, who were the main founders and inhabitants of the Truso emporium.
Mateusz Bogucki, Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN, al. Solidarnosci 105, 00-140 Warszawa, Poland
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