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

Minting in the middle ground: counterfeited Roman coins in the Lemanic Arc (60-20 BCE)

Sep 12, 2022, 10:00 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Charles Parisot-Sillon (IRAMAT-CEB (CNRS & University of Orleans) )


This paper seeks to bring together the evidence for three different case studies which document the counterfeiting of Roman silver coins in Southwestern Switzerland, from the Caesarean conquest to the early Augustan period. While patchy and heterogeneous in nature, the available evidence, in the form of manufacturing tools and end products, including a deposit of plated coins from Genève, makes it possible to identify a regional trend in the irregular monetary activities. Of particular interest in this regard is the question of the Roman military presence as a factor stimulating monetary accommodation.

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Charles Parisot-Sillon (IRAMAT-CEB (CNRS & University of Orleans) )

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