Byzantine Gold in Scandinavia the Topic of Research Paper

A research paper entitled "Post festum. Solid gold among the Swedes from the end of the Migration Period solidi import to the beginning of the Viking raids" was read at this year's Medieval Academy of America in Minneapolis, 12 April 2003.

Rundkvist claims that the supply of gold from the Byzantine Empire to the Scandinavia countries in the 4th and 5th centuries dried up suddenly during the Merovingian Period under Clovis. The politics of medieval Europe is viewed through its arts and commerce in this paper.