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

Roman Gold Coins from the Barbaricum

Sep 15, 2022, 12:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Kyrylo Myzgin (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)


Intensive study in recent years of Roman gold coins found in the Barbaricum has fundamentally altered our understanding of their presence and prominence here, as well as our knowledge of the periods when they arrived. Moreover, the finds of Roman gold coins in former barbarian territories are key to understanding certain economic processes in the Roman Empire. An example is a hypothesis of A. Bursche (2013) about several tons of Roman gold fallen into barbarian hands after the defeat of Decius' army at Abritus in 251. Using new data, I focus primarily on the dynamics and chronology of the inflow of Roman gold coins of different period to the territory of Barbaricum, addressing also the issue of their functions.

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Kyrylo Myzgin (Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

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