11. Coin hoards

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Beliën, Paulus Antonius Maria 1967-

Title:

A hoard of Byzantine folles from Beirut / Paul Beliën

Source:

Numismatic Chronicle 165 (2005) p. 314-322

 

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Bellinger, Alfred Raymond 1893-1978

Title:

Three hoards of Byzantine bronze coins / Alfred R. Bellinger

Source:

Greek and Byzantine Studies 1 (1958) 2 p. 163-171

Abstract:

Three thirteenth-century hoards of Byzantine bronze issues suggest a basis for sorting out the mints responsible.

 

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Bendall, Simon

Title:

An early Palaeologan gold hoard / Simon Bendall

Source:

Numismatic Chronicle 142 (1982) p. 66-82, pl. 13-20

 

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Bijovsky, Gabriela Ingrid 1962-

Title:

A Byzantine hoard of gold coins from Ashqelon, Barnea B–C neighborhood / Gabriela Bijovsky, Deborah Sandhaus and Ianir Milevski

Source:

Israel Numismatic Research 9 (2014) p. 193-211, pl. 17

Abstract:

A hoard of seven gold coins was discovered during excavations at the Barnea B–C neighborhood. The coins in the hoard combine two well-defined chronological groups: The earlier comprises three fourth-century CE 'solidi' and the later, four fractions of the 'solidus' dated to the first half of the sixth century. This typological composition is known from other, similar assemblages in Palestine and Egypt. This article focuses on the typological study of the hoard within a broader framework which describes the excavation and the archaeological context where the hoard was found.

 

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Bijovsky, Gabriela Ingrid 1962-

Title:

A hoard of folles from Oboda and the mint of Antioch/Theoupolis / Gabriela Bijovsky and Nancy Benovitz

Source:

TOYTO APECH TH XWPA : Festschrift für Wolfgang Hahn zum 70. Geburtstag / hrsg. von  Wolfgang Szaivert … [et al.]. - Wien : Österreichische Forschungsgesellschaft für Numismatik, 2015. - (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte ; Bd. 15). - P. 57-75

 

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Callegher, Bruno

Title:

Un ‘tesoro’ dal Monte Nebo–Siyagha : folles bizantini del VI secolo per un controvalore di due tremissi / Bruno Callegher

Source:

Christ is here! : studies in Biblical and Christian archaeology in memory of Michele Piccirillo, ofm / ed. by L. Daniel Chrupcała. - Milano : Ed. Terra Santa, 2012. - (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. Collectio maior ; 52). - P. 319-339

 

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Demirel Gökalp, Zeliha

Title:

A hoard of sixth-century solidi, light-weight solidi and fractions from Gökler (Phrygia) / Zeliha Demirel Gökalp, Andrei Gandila

Source:

Revue Numismatique 172 (2015) p. 317-335

Abstract:

A hoard of 6th century solidi and fractions was found in 1994 in Gökler, Turkey, during illegal prospections with a metal detector. The hoard includes seven die-linked solidi of Justinian, three solidi of Justin II, five solidi of Tiberius II and thirty-six solidi, semisses, and tremisses of Maurice, many of them die-linked. The most interesting coins in the hoard are two 23-carat light-weight solidi of Maurice. The hoard was probably concealed in the last decade of the 6th century.

 

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Fischer, Svante

Title:

The 5th century hoard of Theodosian solidi from Stora Brunneby, Öland, Sweden : a result from the LEO-project / by Svante Fischer, Fernando López Sánchez and Helena Victor

Source:

Fornvännen 106 (2011) 3 p. 189-204

Abstract:

The Stora Brunneby hoard of 17 solidi with a terminus post quem of 451 is presented and analysed. The hoard's type composition and the coins' average weight are quite unusual, and the hoard was therefore selected for publication in order to present some preliminary results of the interdisciplinary LEO Project at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Uppsala University. LEO is an acronym for Liber excelsis obryzacusque, “the elevated book of pure gold”. We have primarily used the tenth volume of The Roman Imperial Coinage in the assessment of Scandinavian solidus hoards, which has led to an improved chronology and enabled renewed study of die identities within solidus hoards across Europe and the Mediterranean. This publication of the Stora Brunneby hoard should be regarded as a first step towards the evaluation of the LEO databases, now that the relationship between Scandinavian solidus hoards and political events in the Late Roman Empire has been firmly established. Our study of the Stora Brunneby hoard revealed that it is the third largest solidus hoard from Öland, and the tenth largest solidus hoard from Scandinavia. Its accumulation period chronology, from tpq 394 to 451, is unusually early. The coins are comparatively heavy, giving the hoard one of the greatest average weights in Scandinavia. Our interpretation of the hoard is that it is the earliest numismatic evidence of Scandinavian mercenaries.

 

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Fischer, Svante

Title:

Tracking solidi : from Thessalonica to Hjärpestad / by Svante Fischer

Source:

Labrys : studies presented to Pontus Hellström / ed. by Lars Karlsson, Susanne Carlsson and Jesper Blid Kullberg. - Uppsala : Uppsala Universitet, 2014. - (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis). - P. 153-162

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to explore the background of a small group of relatively rare 5th-century solidus types struck in Thessalonica for the East Roman Emperor Leo I (AD 457–474) that have been found in Scandinavia. Besides being listed and briefly discussed by Fagerlie in 1967, no concentrated attempt has ever been made to identify their specific background. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to compare the Scandinavian finds of coins to similar specimens found in Continental solidus hoards, and subsequently to determine if there is a possible 5th-century connection that can be demonstrated between Scandinavia and the Continent by means of these solidus types. This, in turn, could help elucidate the background of the collapse of the Roman state’s finances and the fall of the West Roman Empire in AD 476.

 

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Françoise, Joël

Title:

La trouvaille de monnaies byzantines de La Bâtie-Montsaléon (Hautes-Alpes) / Françoise (Joël), Morrisson (Cécile)

Source:

Bulletin de la Société Française de Numismatique 69 (2014) 6 (juin) p. 144-151

 

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Gândilă, Andrei

Title:

A hoard of early Byzantine gold coins from Bithynia / by Andrei Gandila and Zeliha Demirel Gökalp

Published:

London : Royal Numismatic Society, 2014

Note:

Offprint from: Numismatic Chronicle 174 (2014) p. 193-203, pl. 26-27

Abstract:

A hoard of 81 sixth-to-seventh-century gold coins was found in 1998 during excavations conducted by the Turkish State Water Works close to Bilecik, in the region of ancient Bithynia. The hoard contains solidi and fractions of Justinian I, Justin II, Maurice, and Phocas. The majority of the coins dates from the last decades of the accumulation and includes the most interesting pieces, a 23-carat light-weight solidus of Phocas and an unusually large number of semisses and tremisses of Maurice and Phocas. Die-links observed on several coins reveal distinct stages in the creation of this savings deposit. Based on the dating of the most homogeneous groups in the hoard, the owner was probably the recipient of imperial largesse under two different emperors. The hoard was concealed and lost at the end of Phocas’ reign and the historical circumstances may be related to the successful coup mounted by the Heraclii in 610.

 

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Guihard, Pierre-Marie

Title:

Soutenir l’usage monétaire dans le nord de la péninsule Ibérique au VIe siècle : l’exemple du dépôt de ‘minimi’ de Llívia (Espagne) / Pierre-Marie Guihard ... [et al.]

Source:

Produktion und recyceln von Münzen in der Spätantike = Produire et recycler la monnaie au Bas-Empire / Jérémie Chameroy et Pierre-Marie Guihard (dir.). - Mainz : Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, 2016. - (RGZM-Tagungen ; Bd. 29). - P. 119-138

Abstract:

The discovery at the beginning of the new millennium of a coin hoard at the ancient site of Iulia Livica (present-day Llívia, Spain) provides the impetus to deal with certain specific trends of practices which surround the small bronze coinage of the 6th century. The content of the hoard at Llívia allows one to recognise the widespread usage of imitating products, of which the often tiny weights were integrated into a general metrology over a vast area of the Mediterranean. To this can be added the presence of two Vandalic and Byzantine coins.

 

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Horsnæs, Helle Winge

Title:

Byzantine coins from Viking Age Denmark / Helle Horsnæs

Source:

Myntstudier : festskrift till Kenneth Jonsson / [ed.] Tuukka Talvio og Magnus Wijk. - Stockholm: Svenske Numismatiska Föreningen, 2015. - P. 51-63

Abstract:

Byzantine coins form a very small group compared to the many other coinages extant in Northern European contexts. Today 35 Byzantine miliaresia are known from finds in modern Denmark, a figure that must be compared to the probably more than 50,000 coins from the period c. 700–1130. The coins are presented along with some thought on the influx routes and the different meaning of the imported coins.

 

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Horsnæs, Helle Winge

Title:

To nye fund af byzantinske miliaresia fra Bornholm : og en fortolkning af de numismatiske fund fra Kællingeby Øst / af Helle W. Horsnæs

Source:

Nordisk Numismatisk Unions Medlemsblad (2016) 3 (september) p. 83-87

Abstract:

An update to my article on 'Byzantine coins from Viking Age Denmark', in Talvio & Wijk: Myntstudier (2015), plus a discussion of the identification of a hoard of Kufic dirhams on the Kællingby Øst site in Bornholm.

 

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Leimus, Ivar 1953-

Title:

Funde byzantinischer Münzen in Estland / Ivar Leimus

Source:

Byzantine coins in Central Europe between the 5th and 10th century / ed. by Marcin Woloszyn. - Kraków : Polska Akademia Umiejętności, 2009. - 684 p. : ill. ; 31 cm. - (Moravia magna. Ser. Polona ; 3). - P. 635-652

 

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Metcalf, William Edwards

Title:

A Heraclian hoard from Syria / William E. Metcalf

Source:

American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 20 (1975) p. 109-137, pl. 14-16

 

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Metcalf, William Edwards

Title:

Three seventh-century Byzantine gold hoards / William E. Metcalf

Source:

American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 25 (1980) p. 87-108, pl. 12-13

 

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Moorhead, Sam

Title:

Early Byzantine copper coins found in Britain : a review of new finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme / Sam Moorhead

Published:

Istanbul : Ege Yayinlari, 2009

Note:

Ancient history, numismatics and epigraphy in the mediterranean world : studies in memory of Clemens E. Bosch and Sabbahat Atlan and in honour of Nezahat Baydur / ed. by Oğuz Tekin ; in collab. with Aliye Erol. - Istanbul : Ege Yayinlari, 2009. - P. 263-274

 

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Morrisson, Cécile 1940-

Title:

Le trésor de monnaies byzantines d'Afyon, Phrygie : (VIe siècle) / Cécile Morrisson, Ahmet Ilasli, Saadet Özgündüz

Source:

Revue Numismatique. 6e sér. 31 (1989) p. 138-144

Abstract:

Publication d'un trésor mis au jour en 1984 près d'Afyon l'antique Acroeinos (Phrygie II) et comprenant 46 pièces (25 solidi, 17 semisses et 4 tremisses) d'Anastase à Justinien. Il complète la documentation très pauvre sur la circulation de l'or en Asie mineure au vie siècle et confirme l'opposition entre les régions intérieures et la zone littorale plus monétarisée. Il montre aussi le rôle important joué par les divisions du solidus.

 

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Schie-Herweijer, P.E. van

Title:

Solidi of Valens, Anastasius and Maurice Tiberius from Scharnegoutum, Prov. Friesland / P.E. van Schie-Herweijer

Source:

Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek 19 (1969) p. 80-87, pl. 7-8

 

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Šeparović, Tomislav

Title:

The discovery of a hoard of coins dated to the fifth and sixth centuries in Klapavice in the hinterland of ancient Salona / Tomislav Šeparović

Source:

Proceedings of the XIVth International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow 2009. Vol. I / ed. by Nicholas Holmes. - Glasgow : International Numismatic Council, 2011. - P. 1597-1604

 

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Syon, Danny

Title:

Byzantine-period bronze coins from the sea at Dor / Danny Syon and Ehud Galili

Source:

`Atiqot 61 (December 2009) p. 81-94

Abstract:

Underwater rescue surveys, carried out in the southern anchorage at Dor, revealed a Byzantine-period assemblage, which was probably part of a ship’s cargo. The numismatic finds include 28 bronze coins and a silver coin, as well as a hoard of 53 bronze coins. The coins represent almost all the Byzantine rulers that ruled the Empire, from Anastasius I to Constans II, including seventh-century Arab imitations. The mints represented are of the expected variety, e.g., Constantinopole, Antioch and Nicomedia. The coins may be divided into two parcels, one containing the early coins and the other, the later ones. One of the parcels seems to be of local origin, while the other seems to have come from Cyprus.

 

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Tekin, Oğuz 1958-

Title:

An eleventh century hoard of Byzantine folles from the Marmaray-Metro Salvage Excavation at Yenikapı-Istanbulmore / Oğuz Tekin

Source:

Anatolia Antiqua 17 (2009) p. 279-288

 

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Tekin, Oğuz 1958-

Title:

Küstüllü hoard of Byzantine solidi / Oğuz Tekin, Yaşar Ünlü

Source:

Anatolia Antiqua 6 (1998) p. 279-285

 

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Thierry, François 1950-

Title:

Sur les monnaies byzantines trouvées en Chine / François Thierry et Cécile Morrisson

Source:

Revue Numismatique 6e sér. 36 (1994) p. 109-145, pl. 16

Abstract:

List of the 27 Byzantine coins, imitations or bractéates of Byzantine inspiration, found in China. The historical and archaeological setting of their discovery is outlined, pointing to a limited circulation and hoarding in the metropolitan areas of Northern China. A commentary on diplomatic and economic relations between China and Byzantium stresses their limited nature compared with the importance of the exchanges with the Sasanian Empire.

 

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Ufkes, Adrie

Title:

Nieuwe gegevens betreffende de muntvondst van Midlum van 1925 / A. Ufkes

Source:

Palaeohistoria 33-34 (1991-1992) p. 192-209

Abstract:

In 1925 a small hoard of 5th/6th century Byzantine solidi was found near Midlum in Friesland. This hoard has been published several times (Boeles, 1927; 1951: Zadoks-Josephus Jitta, 1960: Van der Vin, 1992). Recently it was discovered that the archives of the B.A.1. and of MI'. P.CJ.A. Boeles contain additional information regarding the number of coins, the find circumstances and the way in which the majority of these coins were acquired by the Fries Museum. In particular. the role of Dr. A.E. van Giffen, director of the B.A.I., was most peculiar. The hoard was found in the terp Middelstein, west ofMidlum, during waterpipeconstruction works. The coins were sold by the finder, partly through an intermediate, to the Fries Museum (2), to Dr. van Giffen (12) and to a jeweller in Harlingen (I). It is possible, however. th at coins were sold to ot her people, as weIl. Apart from that it is likely that the intermediate got one or more coins for his services. Van Giffen sold 11 of his coins to the Fries Museum, on the condition that 2 'duplicates' were returned to him. What happened to the three coins in Van Giffen 's possession. is unknown. The Fries Museum also acquired the coin bought by the jeweller. This means that the hoard consisted of at least 15, but probably more, coins of which 12 are in the possession of the Fries Museum. An interview with the son of the jeweller revealed that his father had bought a small ceramic vessel together with the solidus. This pot was still owned by the family, but presented to the author on behalf of the Fries Museum. It is likely that this was in fact the container in which the solidi were hidden during the 6th century.

 

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Vîlcu, Aurel

Title:

Monnaies byzantines d'or du trésor découvert à Dinogetia en 1939 / Aurel Vîlcu

Source:

Culture and Civilisation at Lower Danube 26 (2008) p. 87-96

 

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Woloszyn, Marcin

Title:

Byzantine coins from the 6th and the 7th c. from Poland and their East–Central European context : ways and phases, context and function / Marcin Woloszyn

Source:

Roman coins outside the empire : ways and phases, contexts and functions : proceedings of the ESF/SCH exploratory workshop, Radziwiłł Palace, Nieborów (Poland), 3-6 September 2005 / [scientific ed.: Aleksander Bursche, Renata Ciolek, Reinhard Wolters]. - Wetteren : Moneta, 2008. - (Collection Moneta ; 82). – P. 195-224

 

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Woloszyn, Marcin

Title:

Byzantinische Münzen aus dem 6.–7. Jh. in Polen / Marcin Woloszyn

Source:

Byzantine coins in Central Europe between the 5th and 10th century / ed. by Marcin Woloszyn. - Kraków : Polska Akademia Umiejętności, 2009. - (Moravia magna. Ser. Polona ; 3). – P. 473-530