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

The Manerbio hoard (Lombardia, Italia) and 3D digitization: the rediscovery of Cisalpine Gaul drachms

Sep 13, 2022, 4:00 PM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Speakers

Elodie Paris (Ecole française de Rome) Ermano Arslan (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) Francesca Morandini (Fondazione Brescia Musei) Katherine Gruel (Aoroc _CNRS- ENS-PSL) Serena Solano (Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Bergamo e Brescia)

Description

The 16 kg hoard of Padanian drachmas was discovered at Manerbio in 1955. Its size is exceptional, its composition remarkable: the deposit is divided into three series, attributed to three Cisalpine peoples: the Cenomans, the Insubres and the Libui (?) (ARSLAN 2017). Recent metal analyses established that these three series of coins were minted from the same silver stock. This unusual assemblage raises questions about the function of such a hoard.
The Manerbio hoard, now in the Brescia Museum, has been undergoing 3D digitization since February 2022. The Toutiopouos epigraph series is the first to be digitized. The aim is to obtain a database for an in-depth die study. By using 3D technology, a better reading of the coin types and legends is possible. This will bring new elements to the understanding of the complex monetary system of the Padanian coinage.

Primary author

Elodie Paris (Ecole française de Rome)

Co-authors

Ermano Arslan (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) Francesca Morandini (Fondazione Brescia Musei) Katherine Gruel (Aoroc _CNRS- ENS-PSL) Serena Solano (Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Bergamo e Brescia)

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