Money and Government in the Roman Empire

Money and Government in the Roman Empire

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Rome's conquests gave her access to the accumulated metal resources of most of the known world. An abundant gold and silver coinage circulated within her empire as a result. But coinage changes later suggest difficulty in maintaining metal supplies. By studying Roman coin-survivals in a wider context, Dr Duncan-Jones uncovers important facts about the origin of coin hoards of the Principate. He constructs a new profile of minting, financial policy and monetary circulation, by analysing extensive coin evidence collected for the first time. His findings considerably advance our knowledge of crucial areas of the Roman economy.INTRODUCTION Loss of weight through circulation is an important constant of coin behaviour.a#39; In coin of the late ... Coin-hoards offer samples whose approximate date of deposit is normally indicated by the date of the latest coin.a#39; A hoard will generally ... The frequency table is often invoked as a means of calculating target weight from large samples irrespective of their origin. But it has no specialanbsp;...

Title:Money and Government in the Roman Empire
Author: Richard Duncan-Jones
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998-07-13

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