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

Manufacture and use of Roman Imperial denarii subaerati in Barbaricum

Sep 13, 2022, 4:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Arkadiusz Dymowski (University of Warsaw)


A major increase in the volume of finds of Roman Imperial denarii subaerati (plated denarii) in Barbaricum noted in recent years has contributed to expandingour understanding of the occurrence of these coins on this territory. It is more than likely that some of these subaerati were manufactured in eastern areas of the Barbaricum at least since the end of the 3rd century. Of course this does not mean that all subaerati found in Barbaricum were made in Barbaricum, but this is still a very surprising conclusion since until recently all the subaerati recovered in Barbaricum were interpreted as imports from the territory of the Empire. Thanks to new finds the research on subaerati turns out to be crucial for understanding of the role of Roman Imperial denarii among the Barbarians until the mid-first millennium CE.

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Arkadiusz Dymowski (University of Warsaw)

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