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

The bronze coinage of Hieronimus of Syracuse between posthumous series, parallel strikings and organizational changes

Sep 13, 2022, 3:00 PM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Speaker

Benedetto Carroccio (Università della Calabria - Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici)

Description

Bronze coins were barely mentioned in Holloway's monograph (1969) on the series issued in the name of Hieronymus of Syracuse, who reigned for 13 months (215-214 BC) due to the belief that the difficulty of taking good quality images and wear make it impossible to reconstruct the die-sequence. HD photography and new materials now at hand have removed this challenge. Starting with the large sample of coins from the Megara Hyblaea 1967 hoard, it was possible to reconstruct the succession of control-marks used, the change in the responsibilities connected to them, to find new proof of the operation of parallel workshops, and of a posthumous and contemporary striking of a large part of the "tridents" in the name of Hieron II, by the same controllers, who apparently also minted the Republican series. The data sheds light on the Syracusan ways of participating in the Second Punic War.

Primary author

Benedetto Carroccio (Università della Calabria - Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici)

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