Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins found in Britain and Ireland with
an Appendix of new Finds from Gaul by Roger Bland and Xavier Loriot.

Hardcover, 400 pages, 22 photographic plates

This is the first published corpus of all Roman and early Byzantine gold coins
found in Britain and Ireland. It gives details of 782 single finds, and 130 hoards
containing a further 2,280 coins. Over 500 coins are illustrated; there are 15
maps and full indices. The book includes all gold coins from Julius Caesar
(46-44 BC) to the mid-8th century AD. Two appendices list the coins struck from
491 to the middle of the 8th century: these include the official imperial and the
pseudo-autonomous issues struck by the Visigoths and other successor states,
but not the Merovingian royal and civic coins. Other appendices list the coins
found in Ireland and the Channel Islands. A final appendix lists 237 single finds
from Gaul and Germany which have come to light since J-P Callu and Loriot's
corpus of finds of Roman gold coins from Gaul (L'or monnayé II. La dispersion
des aurei en Gaule romaine sous l'empire, 1990). A detailed introduction
discusses the history of research on finds of Roman gold coins from Britain,
analyses their date and method of discovery, and compares this with the pattern
of the Continental finds; compares the British finds with those from Gaul and also
with the coins recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme; shows the
geographical distribution of these finds through a series of maps, and analyses
the types of site from which finds have been reported. The introduction concludes
with a discussion of hoards; of the coins of the fifth to eighth centuries; of
contemporary copies, and of coins that have been pierced or otherwise reused
as jewellery.

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Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins found in Britain and Ireland, by Bland, R. and Loriot, X. RNS SP46

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