Publisher: Aarhus University Press (December 1, 2003)
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during this quantity, Erik Christiansen makes use of Alexandrian coin hoards to discover using funds in Egypt from its conquest by way of Augustus in 30 BC to Diocletian's forex reform in advert 296. even if those reveals, with their big choice of Graeco-Roman and Alexandrian reverses, have frequently been categorised as part of Greek coinage, he demonstrates in actual fact that they belong to the Roman imperial coinage. The hoards additionally express that Roman Egypt loved a common monetized economic system, as well as the credits procedure defined in extant papyri. The relative abundance of such files presents Christiansen with an exceptional supplemental resource of knowledge for his conclusions. and because monetary management is understood to were rather uniform through the empire, this publication presents an invaluable window on not just Rome's moving monetary fortunes but in addition financial coverage in different provinces, which didn't depart at the back of the wealthy historical past of cash and records that Egypt did.