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

Propaganda, communication and ethnicity on the coinages of Classical and Hellenistic Crete

Sep 16, 2022, 9:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall


Federico Carbone (University of Salerno)


The Cretan monetary context demonstrates how coins also served to underline peculiar aspects of political dynamics on the island: a starting point for ascertaining the ethnogenesis of the Cretan components, a process that has never been completed.
This path will be analyzed using evidence such as the exchange of iconographic types between the main and minor mints, cases of joint production to which cities have agreed, as well ao issues attributable to individuals rather to poleis.
These peculiarities will then be placed in the context of federalism policies that also affected the monetary economy, although a lack of interest in this is also attested.
The central aim is not ethnic attribution of coinage, but rather analysis of the political, economic, and social contexts in which possible processes of ethnogenesis and ethnicity construction can be understood through coins.

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Federico Carbone (University of Salerno)

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