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

Trésors monétaires des IIIe et IIe siècles avant J.-C. contenant des deniers dans les Balkans et en Grèce

Sep 16, 2022, 4:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Eleni G. Papaefthymiou (Warwick University, Research Fellow, RACOM project)


The federal Achaean coinage of the Hellenistic period was produced in a civic framework, in silver of poorer quality than that of the coins of central Greece and the Aetolian Koinon. New elements of the monetary history of the Aetolian Koinon will be presented. The results of LA-ICP-MS elemental analyses of Achaian and Aeolian coins in the Bibliothèque nationale de France will be compared with data on Macedonian, Athenian and Boeotian coinages.

(EN: We will examine hoards of Republican denarii of the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC from an area extending from the Adriatic to the Black Sea south of the Danube to the Mediterranean. The purpose of the study is to determine, based on a study of the hoards, when the denarius was used in monetary transactions in this area, which will be sub-divided into different zones: Upper and Lower Illyricum, the Barbaricum, Thrace and Greece. There is a relatively small number of hoards including denarii. In comparison with the whole corpus of finds of this coinage, and these are frequently mixed hoards with only a few denarii (the balance of tegh hoards consisting of coins from other cities, kingdoms of peoples). This suggests that Roman coinage had not penetrated the markets in this area at this time.)

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Eleni G. Papaefthymiou (Warwick University, Research Fellow, RACOM project)

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