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

Late Antique currency in the east of the Iberian Peninsula: the València la Vella's example

Sep 15, 2022, 9:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Òscar Caldés Aquilué


This paper aims to present the currency of the Late Antique settlement of València la Vella (Riba-Roja de Túria, València), excavated since 2016 by the Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica, with a chronological sequence of late 6th century AD to late 7th century AD, the dating confirmed, among other items, by more than 250 coins recovered from layers dated to the 6th and 7th century. Furthermore, the historical circumstances which led to the settlement’s establishment somewhere between 560 and 580, and the variety of coins found there will be analyzed. In addition, new archaeological methodologies applicable to archaeological contexts with coins will be presented. Finally, a global view of the study area of a PhD research project which includes the dioceses of Dertosa and Valentia, will be given, to put these coins within a geographical context.

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