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

Not only Postumus. Roman and Byzantine gold coins with graffiti in the collection of the Ossolineum

Sep 16, 2022, 11:40 AM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116


Adam Degler (Ossoliński National Institute)


There are several ancient Roman and Byzantine gold coins in the collection of the Ossolineum. Some of them have different marks on their surface, including lines and marks that can be interpreted as letters. Apart from single letters, there are examples of longer inscriptions, perhaps names. I propose to present a wider perspective on the phenomenon of graffiti on coins and present the results of my studies regarding the history of these coins. I explore the reasons for the presence of a relatively large number of coins in the Ossolineum's collection with such marks and invite a discussion of this problem with the participants of the session.

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Adam Degler (Ossoliński National Institute)

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