Coin Circulation in the Balkan and Danubian Provinces, A.D. 294-578. RNS SP26

1993. 208 pages, 5 maps. Casebound, dust-jacket, red cloth. 

This book presents for the first time a complete survey of late Roman and early Byzantine coin circulation in four countries of South-east Europe: Hungary, the former Yugoslavia, Romania and Greece. The period covered, from the reform of Diocletian in AD 294 to the death of Justin II in AD 578, saw in turn a great expansion in the numbers of coins circulating during the fourth century only to be followed by a sharp decline in the fifth and a revival (in the Southern part of the area) in the sixth. 

The author provides details of 60 hoards of gold and silver coins, 167 hoards and find-groups of bronze coins and some 250 isolated finds of precious-metal coins. Much of this material is unpublished and none of it has been brought together in this way before. 

Dr Duncan explores in depth such questions as why fourth-century silver coins are so abundant in Rpmania but not elsewhere and examines the wider historical and economic implications of the data he has gathered.

This book will be of importance to all students of late Roman history and numismatics.

Dr Duncan studied at Oxford University and the institute of Archaeology, London, and is now a solicitor working in London.   

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Coin Circulation in the Balkan and Danubian Provinces, A.D. 294-578. RNS SP26

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