Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Bronze coins between Magnesia and Macedon: a new die study of the coinages of eastern Mount Ossa (Thessaly, Greece)

Sep 14, 2022, 11:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Anna Magdalena Blomley (University of Oxford)


The proposed paper will present the results of a new regional study, which brings together the Late Classical and Hellenistic bronze coinages of five mints in the eastern foothills of Mount Ossa (Thessaly, Greece): Eureai, Eurymenai, Homolion, Meliboia and Rhizous. Combining a detailed die study with a close examination of the five mints’ topographic context, the paper not only works towards a better understanding of the introduction and development of Thessalian bronze coinages, but also helps to assess to what extent Late Classical and Hellenistic civic coins are genuinely local in design, production and function. Methodologically, the paper explores the potential of a “topographically embedded” approach to ancient fiduciary coinages, placing the study of Mount Ossa’s bronze coins at the intersection of numismatics and landscape archaeology.

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Anna Magdalena Blomley (University of Oxford)

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