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

Geographical Targeting in Roman Monetary Propaganda – A Critical Review

Sep 14, 2022, 9:00 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Grzegorz Sochacki Kamil Kopij (Istitute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University)


Over the past decade, efforts have intensified to demonstrate that Roman authorities deliberately targeted selected messages to specific population groups (socially or geographically defined). In our paper, we would like to present the results of a re-evaluation of these attempts (above all, those published by Elkins, Maunders and Ellithorpe, thus concerning coins of various emperors with architectural depictions, coins of Domitian and 'Dacian' issues of Trajan). Our research is based on a statistical analysis of finds, especially of the monetary hoards included in the CHRE database. In addition, we will present the results of a spatial analysis of the distribution of Hadrian’s coin types with depictions of personifications of different provinces.

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Kamil Kopij (Istitute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University)


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