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Ice from the Alps reveals Europeans ditched gold for silver in AD 660


Climate Change Institute
University of MaineBy


Dr N.E. Spaulding
Michael MarshallIce


Swiss
Europeans


Alps
Europe

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The New York Times
SOURCE: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2189122-ice-from-the-alps-reveals-europeans-ditched-gold-for-silver-in-ad-660/
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Summary

The people of north-west Europe embraced a silver currency instead of gold in the seventh century, and this may have fuelled a post-Roman economic boom

As said here by Michael Marshall