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Coinage in Roman Egypt

Author: Erik Christiansen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: UVA:X004825805

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Durable and iconic, coins are some of the most revealing everyday objects left to us from the ancient world. For the most part, however, they have been considered the special domain of numismatists, who typically seek to assemble as many varieties as possible. But in focusing on the rarities that form a collection's highlights, numismatists slight contextual clues to economic history and the daily use of coins as money. In this volume, Erik Christiansen uses Alexandrian coin hoards -- meaning finds of at least two coins buried together -- to explore the use of money in Egypt from its conquest by Augustus in 30 BC to Diocletian's currency reform in AD 296. Although these finds, with their wide array of Graeco-Roman and Alexandrian reverses, have traditionally been classified as a part of Greek coinage, he demonstrates clearly that they belong to the Roman imperial coinage. The hoards also show that Roman Egypt enjoyed a widespread monetised economy, in addition to the credit system described in extant papyri. The relative abundance of such documents provides Christiansen with a good supplemental source of information for his conclusions. And since financial administration probably was quite uniform throughout the Empire, this book provides a useful window not only on Rome's shifting economic fortunes, but also on monetary policy in other parts of the Empire that did not leave behind the same rich heritage of coins and documents as Egypt.
Coinage in Roman Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Erik Christiansen
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

Durable and iconic, coins are some of the most revealing everyday objects left to us from the ancient world. For the most part, however, they have been considered the special domain of numismatists, who typically seek to assemble as many varieties as possible. But in focusing on the rarities that
Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700
Language: en
Pages: 533
Authors: Kenneth W. Harl
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-07-12 - Publisher: JHU Press

In Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, noted classicist and numismatist Kenneth W. Harl brings together these two fields in the first comprehensive history of how Roman coins were minted and used.
Village Life in Roman Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Micaela Langellotti
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book presents the first detailed study of Tebtunis, a village in Egypt within the Roman Empire, in the first century AD. It is founded on the archive material of the local notarial office, or grapheion, which was run by a man named Kronion for most of the mid-first century.
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Language: it
Pages: 9
Authors: J. G. Milne
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher:

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Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: C. J. Howgego, Volker Heuchert, Andrew M. Burnett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges