Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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Distribution of coins in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages in Southern Italy (325-725 AD): a comparison between border and inland areas

Sep 15, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Domenico Luciano Moretti (Studiorum Università di Bologna) Giuseppe Sarcinelli (Università del Salento)


This paper will focus on the monetary distribution in southern Italy in the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages. Thanks to the information about discoveries of coins collected in FLAME, it was possible to amasss a large series of data deriving from excavations and single findings. In addition to the quantitative analyiss of individual emissions and their areas of origin, a distributional analysis was added to identify interpretative frameworks of the presence of economic activity in the border areas and places of contact with other regions, to be compared with similar data from inland areas. We will also try to understand whether the decrease or increase in the volume of coins issued by a specific mint and their circulation in a given area is related to commercial upheavals in the Mediterranean after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Primary author

Domenico Luciano Moretti (Studiorum Università di Bologna)


Giuseppe Sarcinelli (Università del Salento)

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