„...iactitant se magnitudine pecuniae“. Otázka platobných prostriedkov na mojmírovskej Morave
„...iactitant se magnitudine pecuniae“. A means of payment issue in the Mojmirid Moravia
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The study deals with the means of payment in the early medieval polity of middle Danube Slavs in the 9th century. The main aim of the paper is to provide a current commentary towards the traditional explanation of mediums of exchange which Moravians should have used before the adoption of coins. Premonetary means of payment are usually perceived as a direct predecessor or a substitution of coin currency, therefore in the historiography of „Great Moravian state“, it is interpreted as proof of significant economic stability. According to former scholarship, Moravians had certain common mediums of payment, traditionally believed to be the axe-shaped iron bars and pieces of cloth, and these obtained a function of inner currency and even the circulating money of their own. The present article analyses available fragmentary written evidence and partialy asserts archeological data related to the possibilities and the limits of payment „system“ in the Mojmirid principality.
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