Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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[⊝ not streamed] Numismatic evidence from ancient Cassandreia at Chalcidike, Northern Greece

Sep 15, 2022, 11:20 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Speakers

Antonia Nikolakopoulou Eleni Klinaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria / Hellenic Ministry of Culture )

Description

This paper reports on the preliminary study of numismatic material deriving from rescue excavations conducted by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chalcidice and Mount Athos on ancient Cassandreia, in the Chalcidice peninsula, in Northern Greece. The Hellenistic city was founded by Cassander in 315 B.C. over the ruins of the Corinthian colony of Potidaea.
The numismatic material consists of stray coins and hoard finds that were unearthed in the residential urban space and in the area of the fortifications, and therefore were studied comparatively for the two regions of the city. We examined the remarkable presence of the ‘’Apollo’’ bronzes (head of Dionysos / amphora and the legend ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΟΣ) that have been the subject of discussion by the scholars. An overview of the circulation and the chronological distribution of these coins is also presented, revealing the prevalence in our sample of the local Macedonian coinage.

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Eleni Klinaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria / Hellenic Ministry of Culture )

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