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

Between Greek and Roman iconography: imaging the Emperor on civic coinage in the Roman East

Sep 12, 2022, 3:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall


Dario Calomino (University of Verona)


This paper presents the preliminary results of the ERC Cog RESP project (The Roman Emperor Seen from the Provinces – GA 101002763), which investigates how Roman emperors, Augustus to Diocletian, were represented on visual media in the provinces. The research combines quantitative analysis of coin types in the RESP project database – linked to the RPC online database, with comparative analysis of coin imagery and sculptural representations of Roman emperors, to study the modes and tropes of imperial representation in full-figure in the Roman East. This integrated approach allows for a comprehensive study of the treatment of the imperial image and of the interpretation of its ideological background outside the Italian Peninsula. It reconstructs the genesis of Roman provincial iconographies to understand whether they conformed to Roman metropolitan models, or reinterpreted them, or again featured as entirely new creations, following the artistic and cultural paradigms of the Greek world.

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Dario Calomino (University of Verona)

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