Coinage in Roman Syria: Northern Syria, 64 BC-AD 253
by Kevin Butcher This substantial study provides a comprehensive and meticulous analysis of the `production, circulation and significance of coinage in northern Syria'. Supported by a catalogue of coin finds from thirteen cities, but especially from Antioch, the study presents a reign-by-reign survey of the history of coin production in the province and a discussion of its characterisation, the archaeological evidence for its circulation and the movement of the coinage beyond Syria. Kevin Butcher also examines in detail the range of denominations, types and legends and what the coinage reveals about Roman foreign financial policy.
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Introduction to Syrian Coinage
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Alexandria Antakya Antioch Antiochene coins Antoninus Pius Augustus British Museum bronze coinage bunches of leaves Caesarean Caracalla Catalogue Chalcis circulation civic bronze civic coinage Claudius clockwise from seven Commagene Commodus countermarks cuirassed bust right denarii didrachms Domitian drachms draped bust draped cuirassed bust Dura eagle eight bunches Elagabalus Gordian Gordian III Hadrian Hierapolis hoards issues Laodicea Large denomination Laureate bare bust Laureate draped cuirassed laurel wreath Lucius Verus Macrinus Marcus Aurelius McAlee Medium denomination mints Nero northern Syria numeral letter obverse legend Paris Pescennius portrait produced provincial imperial radiate reign reverse type Roman Rome Samosata SC bronzes SC coinage SC coins Seleucia Septimius Severus seven o'clock Severus Alexander Seyrig silver coinage Small denomination SNG Cop SNG Levante specimens style suggests Syria Syrian tetradrachms tetradrachms third century Tiberius Trajan Decius Trebonianus Gallus Tyche Tyre Vespasian wreath of eight Zeugma Zeus