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

Pre-Roman Bronze Coinage of the Settlements on the Thracian Chersonese

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

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Angela Berthold (Münzkabinett Berlin)


The so-called Thracian Chersonese, today the Gallipoli / Gelibolu Peninsula, has always been an important strategic point as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The peninsula extends parallel to the coast of Asia Minor, with the Hellespont between the two. The coinages of most Greek coastal settlements situated there were short-lived, represented by a small volume of bronzes of different denominations. The towns of Alepokonnesos and Kardia occupied the shore closer to the Thracian Coast, while Elaious, Madytos, Sestos, Aigospotamoi, Paktye and Krithote were found on the shore opposite Asia Minor. Except for Kardia and Alopekonnesos they have not been the subject of much numismatic research. This paper aims to give an overview of their coinage in pre-Roman times, with particular attention on coin designs, chronology, denominational fractions and contacts.

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Angela Berthold (Münzkabinett Berlin)

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