The silver coinage of Roman Syria under the Julio-Claudian emperors
Butcher, Kevin and Ponting, Matthew. (2009) The silver coinage of Roman Syria under the Julio-Claudian emperors. Levant, Vol.41 (No.1). pp. 59-78. ISSN 00758914Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/175638009X427594
Analyses of 71 Roman provincial silver coins of the Julio-Claudian emperors (27 BC–AD 68) minted at Caesarea in Cappadocia and Antioch and Tyre in Syria are discussed in this paper. The finenesses of the alloys are presented and it is proposed that there was a logical relationship between the standards used for Caesarea and Antioch. Trace element profiles and selected lead isotope analyses help to characterize the products of the different mints, and also demonstrate that one particular issue of coinage, normally attributed to a mint in Syria, was probably produced at Caesarea in Cappadocia. During this period minting of silver at Tyre was discontinued and trace elements suggest that some of the later Antiochene coinage may have been produced from recycled Tyrian silver.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CJ Numismatics
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Classics and Ancient History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Coins, Roman -- Syria, Silver coins -- Syria -- History, Syria -- History -- 333 B.C.-634 A.D., Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D., Syria -- Antiquities|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Levant|
|Page Range:||pp. 59-78|
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