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

Alaisa/Halaesa (Sicily): the ancient site and its monetary profile

Sep 13, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall


Mariangela Puglisi (Università di Messina)


Ancient Alaisa/Halaesa has seen many excavations in recent years. Different sectors of the site have been studied - the sanctuary of Apollo by the joint archeological mission of the Universities of Messina and Oxford; the city walls by the University of Palermo; the agora and the theatre by the Université de Picardie Jules Verne of Amiens. As a result, the site yielded a significant number of coins. We can draw from them a general idea about the circulation and compare with what we know from previous excavations and the output of the city’s mint. The study of the coin finds has potential for a chronological reconstruction of the circulation of coins in this area of Sicily. As a next step, this can be compared with other areas of the north-eastern Tyrrhenian coast of this island, with the aim of gaining a general understanding of the history of this area

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Mariangela Puglisi (Università di Messina)

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