Greek Imperial Denominations, ca.200-275: A Study of the Roman Provincial Bronze Coinages of Asia Minor by Johnston, A. RNS SP43

What were the face values of the Roman Provincial bronze coins? This question has puzzled scholars for a century because, despite their diversity, most civic coins offer no indication of what they were worth. The few clues we have - values engraved on the dies or from countermarks - mostly date from the later years of the provincial coinages and are ambiguous, since they may confirm old values or impose new ones.

Building on C.J. Howgego's work on countermarks, Ann Johnston has assembled all the available evidence for Asia Minor from these two sources in catalogue form and identified the main standards in use in the third century as the cities tried to keep pace with the decline of the denarius and radiate. While it is impossible to be certain of the face value of every single coin, a much clearer and more coherent picture emerges of the denominations of the provincial bronzes.

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Greek Imperial Denominations, ca.200-275: A Study of the Roman Provincial Bronze Coinages of Asia Minor by Johnston, A. RNS SP43

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