Oldest Charlemagne coin in Norway

June 12, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, History, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Tove Eivindsen June 10, 2013 (

Article from NTNU Trondheim – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

An archaeological dig in Trondheim, Norway turned up quite a surprise last week, when a 1200-year-old coin was unearthed – the oldest coin from the Carolingian period ever found in Norway.

The coin was found at Ranheim, which lies just north of the city of Trondheim, in mid-Norway. Trondheim is the country’s third largest city and became an important pilgrimage centre starting in medieval times.

“We are looking for traces of a farm called Vik, mentioned in historical sources and recognised in surrounding place names,” says Geir Grønnesby, an archaeologist and head of the dig, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) University Museum.

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