Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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A hoard of late Roman bronze coins from Moshny (Central Ukraine) and Roman-Barbarian relations in the 4th century

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw


Maksym Levada (Independet Researcher)


A hoard of Roman coins recovered in 2005 outside the rural settlement Moshny (Cherkassy region, Central Ukraine) includes issues Constantius II to sons of Theodosius I, basically AD 383-388, of the same nominal value (AE2), mainly copper. Finds of hoards of Late Roman coins on the territory of the East European forest-steppe are very rare. Their main area of concentration within the range of the Chernyakhiv culture is in Moldavia and Romania, i.e. not far from the borders of the Roman Empire. Taking into account the data from written sources and new archaeological discoveries, the hoard of Moshny may be interpreted as evidence of the involvement of Gothic foederati in active coin circulation within the Roman Taurica.

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Maksym Levada (Independet Researcher)

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