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

Roman Imperial Gold Medallions, the new finds from Vindelev, Denmark

Sep 13, 2022, 11:20 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Speaker

Helle W. Horsnæs (Nationalmuseet, The Royal Coll. of Coins and Medals )

Description

The imperial gold medallions of the Late Roman Empire are manifestations of power and prestige, and no doubt were used as visible emblems of status in a gift exchange from the emperor both to his entourage and to foreign peers. The recently found gold hoard from Vindelev, Denmark, and particularly the four large Roman gold medallions from 4th century AD that were part of this deposit, add to our knowledge of high status networking in the transitional period from the Late Antique to Early Medieval Europe.

Primary author

Helle W. Horsnæs (Nationalmuseet, The Royal Coll. of Coins and Medals )

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