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

Uses and users of gold coins in civitas Aeduorum during the Roman Empire

Sep 12, 2022, 4:20 PM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Speaker

Kévin Charrier (École Pratique des Hautes Études / UMR 8210 ANHIMA )

Description

While there are several syntheses discussing the uses and users of Roman gold coins in Gaul, we propose to focus here on a single case study dedicated to the civitas Aeduorum. This area has the advantage of having yielded a large corpus of more than 100 single gold finds along with at least 13 hoards, composed exclusively of gold. The corpus covers the period from the late 1st century BC until the late 5th century AD. Based on several representative examples we will analyse the diversity of practices linked to these coins (donativum, monetary jewellery, losses, offerings, etc.). We will focus also on archaeological context of these finds which provide many elements of interpretation. All of this data will help us better understand the question of the uses and users of gold coins in a western city during the Roman period.

Primary author

Kévin Charrier (École Pratique des Hautes Études / UMR 8210 ANHIMA )

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