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

Relative and Absolute Chronologies for 4th-2nd century BCE Corinthian Coinage

Sep 15, 2022, 9:00 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall


Lee Brice (Western Illinois University )


Despite having been one of the earliest Greek mainland mints Corinth’s coinage has remained imperfectly understood. We have not had a good handle on the scale, pattern, and chronology of the coinage minted from the early fourth century to the closure of the Greek mint in 146 BCE. A key reason for this problem is that there are too many staters available to complete a die study. Yet, it is possible to carry out a die study through the Corinthian drachms which are less numerous, but carry the same series marks as the staters. My die-study of the drachms has resolved some of the uncertainty around the mint’s activity. I will present the results of the study which has yielded a stable, well-supported relative chronology for Corinth Period V and a suggested absolute chronology for minting activity in the 4th-2nd centuries BCE at Corinth.

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Lee Brice (Western Illinois University )

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