A new class of 'unilateral' framed Roman base metal coins?

Woytek, Bernhard; Peter, Markus; Gitler, Haim (2018). A new class of 'unilateral' framed Roman base metal coins? Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, 96, pp. 49-84. Schweizerische Numismatische Gesellschaft

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This article deals with two orichalcum coins of the emperors Domitian and Trajan set into ancient decorative ‹uniface› frames made of a copper alloy. These most unusual «pseudo medallions» (in J.M.C. Toynbee’s terminology), published here for the first time, are clearly related to each other morphologically. They are examined in the context of hitherto known pseudo medallions and medallions of the High Principate, and the question of their function in antiquity is discussed. Both of the objects were subjected to extensive metallurgical analyses at Tel Aviv University, the results of which are published in an appendix.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

UniBE Contributor:

Peter, Markus

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

0035-4163

Publisher:

Schweizerische Numismatische Gesellschaft

Language:

German

Submitter:

Markus Peter

Date Deposited:

18 Dec 2019 09:43

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2019 09:43

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Roman Archaeology Ancient Numismatics

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.136112

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136112

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