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    Christian missionaries or Viking raiders? Insular crosier fragments in Scandinavia
    (Shetland Heritage Publications, 2016) Murray, Griffin; Owen, O.; Turner, V.; Waugh, D.; Irish Research Council
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    The establishment of Tuam as an archdiocesan capital in the twelfth century
    (Old Tuam Society, 2014) Murray, Griffin; Tierney, A.
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    Changing attitudes to Viking art in medieval Ireland
    (Aarhus University Press, 2020-09) Murray, Griffin; Pedersen, Anne; Sindbæk, Søren M.; Irish Research Council
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    Scoto-Scandinavian 'ring-money' and Ireland
    (Shetland Heritage Publications, 2016-11) Sheehan, John; Turner, Val E.; Owen, Olwyn A.; Waugh, Doreen J.
    ‘Ring-money’ is the term used to describe a distinctive type of silver ring manufactured in Scandinavian Scotland during the mid 10th and mid 11th century, where it may have been used as a form of currency. Although the term was used by 19th-century antiquarians and ethnologists to describe ring-shaped objects from various periods and cultures, including the Viking Age, its usage in now generally restricted to the particular type of ring that is characteristic of Viking Age Scotland. The aim of this paper is to outline and consider the occurrence of this diagnostically Scoto-Scandinavian cultural artefact type in Viking Age Ireland.
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    Bullion rings in Viking Age Britain and Ireland
    (University of Iceland Press, 2011-12) Sheehan, John; Sigmundsson, Svavar
    This paper examines a simple type of silver ring, here termed the ‘bullion-ring’, that occurs in several Viking Age contexts in Britain and Ireland. It is proposed that the type may be dated to the later ninth and early to mid-tenth century, and that it developed in Ireland as a convenient way of storing silver as a result of inspiration from southern Scandinavia. Its distribution patterns suggest that it may have developed in one of Munster’s Scandinavian settlements rather than in Dublin, the core of the Hiberno-Scandinavian silver-working tradition.