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hoards, coin

hoards, coin   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Two or more coins found in a context indicating intentional deposition together. Low- and high-value *coinage was hoarded throughout Late Antiquity for safekeeping. Deposition could be the ... More
CN

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Value mark on 6th-century silver coins from *Italy, sometimes termed *siliqua but of unknown name. CN, representing 250, gives the value of the coin in ...

coinage, Roman and post-Roman

coinage, Roman and post-Roman   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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The coined metals which circulated legally within the Roman state, and the coinage issued by successor powers of Rome in parts of the West, based on Roman models, were a multi-metallic ... More
Comitatensian Mint

Comitatensian Mint   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Late Roman mint attached to the imperial *court, producing precious metal *coinage. During the late 3rd and early 4th centuries minting personnel appear to have been part of the imperial ... More
congiaria

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Imperial monetary *donative, recorded up to 354. Roman *coinage commemorated congiaria up to the 2nd century and thereafter bore the more general term ...

decargyrum

decargyrum   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Late Roman *bronze coin denomination. The denomination system of the Later Roman Empire became quite confused. The decargyrum is mentioned in a law of 395 (...

denarius

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Roman *silver coin denomination, theoretically weighing 1/72 of a Roman pound or c.4.5 grams (0.15 ounces). The denarius...

denier

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Late medieval *silver coin denomination, usually weighing 1.1 or 1.3 grams (c.0.04 ounces). The denier, derived from Latin ...

dinar

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Early *Islamic *gold coin denomination. The first *Arab dinars were struck to the same weight standard as the Byzantine gold ...

dirham

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Islamic *silver coin denomination, weighing c.3 grams (0.1 ounces). It can also refer to silver coins from the ...

falus

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Bronze coin used in the *‘Umayyad and *Abbasid *caliphates, also spelt fals (plur. fulus). Derived from the Roman term ...

decanummium

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Late Roman *bronze denomination worth ten *nummi. The coin was introduced by the *coinage reform of *...

exagion

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Unit of weight equal to 1/72 of the Roman pound, or c.4.5 grams (0.15 ounces). Alternative terms included stagion...

follis

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Late Roman *bronze coin denomination worth 40 *nummi. The follis was introduced in 498 under *Anastasius I...

globe cruciger

globe cruciger   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Globe surmounted by a *cross (cruciger) or image of *Victory (nicephorus), often held by imperial figures on ...

hexagram

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Silver denomination coin introduced by the *Emperor *Heraclius in 615, weighing c.6.84 g (0.2 ounces). The ...

maiorina

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Large billon coin introduced in the coinage reform of ad 348. Almost immediate and rapid *debasement of the maiorina...

mint marks

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Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Elements of coin design recording location of production, usually abbreviation of mint name. Roman and *Sasanian coins often included detailed information about the mint and sometimes the ... More
Christian symbols on coins

Christian symbols on coins   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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These began to appear on Roman (and, later, derivative western) *coinage from the 4th century onwards. *Constantine I...

Constantinople, mint of

Constantinople, mint of   Reference library

Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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By 330 the new mint of *Constantinople was the largest in the Empire. From the 7th century it operated a virtual monopoly on ...

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