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

[⊝ not streamed] Hellenistic bronze coins in Phrygia: the case of Acmonea

Sep 16, 2022, 2:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

oral presentation S17. GREECE 17. ASIA MINOR 2


Barbara Hiltmann (Museum of Archaeology and History, Lausanne)


It is generally agreed that, in Phrygia, cities began to produce bronze coinages during the 2nd century BC, probably influenced by the bronze coins first minted there by Alexander the Great and his successors. The city of Acmonea followed this pattern and struck three bronze denominations. It is hard to date the beginning of their minting precisely. However, their typology clearly indicates a connection with bronze coins struck in the neighboring city of Apamea. Thus, Acmonean coins were probably minted in the same period as those of Apamea, or possibly some years later. The three denominations issued by Acmonea all bear names of officials, sometimes also known from epigraphical records. This feature allows us, taken in combination with coin finds and die-link analyses, to be more specific about their date of issue and uses in day-to-day transactions at a local level as shall be demonstrated in this talk.

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Barbara Hiltmann (Museum of Archaeology and History, Lausanne)

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