The long-distance circulation of western Byzantine coins is a good indicator for the movement of people and goods in the sixth-to-seventh-century Mediterranean world.
Coins minted in Carthage, Rome, Ravenna and Sicily after Justinian’s wars of conquest were never meant to supply currency to the Eastern provinces.
- Uppsala : Uppsala Universitet, , - (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Coins form, in comparison with other remains of Byzantine material culture in the North, a very large group of artefacts, consisting of more than 700 specimens, plus several dozen imitations. 65 is a unique mathematical document in the late Byzantine period.
They offer the possibility of undertaking both geographical and chronological analyses, while their interpretation may echo the Byzantine and Rus written sources, in which commercial and mercenary activities are described. The «second book» of the manuscript contains an algebraic theory in Italian style with many profound and hardly known problems in the history of mathematics and in the numismatics.
This shows that Apollonia created its own monetary system between 38 and 36 BC, adapting it to the standards of the denier and the new Roman bronze coinage.
This hoard provides new information about the last issues of the city, between the civil war in 48 and the creation of the Roman colony.Peek You brings a new perspective to people search. by Fedir Androshchuk, Jonathan Shepard, Monica White. 141-168When studying the contacts between Byzantium and the Viking world, the numismatic evidence is of particular importance.The ancient testi- monia about Monounios allow to date the burial around 280 B. The hoard leds to a reexamination of the chronology of the coinages minted by the Greek colonies in Illyria during the IV and the beginning of the III Cent.There are no drachmas with the same pattern, and consequently these coins were minted only after 280 B. Near the modem Elbasan in Illyria, in a sanctuary located above the Via Egnatia, a hoard of 2,768 pieces was found.This system of control marks will be the focus of this article.Two names appear on the obverse and reverse of the coins and different symbols are also applied.The drachmae were struck with an identical pair of dies from one of these groups.The Dyrrhachium drachmas, struck by the city for about two centuries, are an interesting coinage showing a remarkable system of control marks, whose study permits to make hypotheses on the organization of the city’s mint.First, the statistical validity of large public collections of Byzantine copper coins is established as a reliable indicator of coin production.Second, based on the rhythm of coin output inferred from the evidence of the public collections, a comparison is attempted between coin finds in the three major geographical areas of the Eastern Empire: the Balkans, Anatolia, and Syria-Palestine.