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Prendre la mesure du faux-monnayage : réflexions sur les chaines opératoires et la productivité des faux-monnayeurs de la grotte de La Catette (Aude)

Adrien Arles 1, 2 Marie Cécile Vivier 2 Bernard Gratuze 2 Florian Téreygeol 3
2 IRAMAT-CEB - IRAMAT - Centre Ernest Babelon
IRAMAT - Institut de Recherches sur les Archéomatériaux
3 IRAMAT - LMC - IRAMAT - Laboratoire Métallurgies et Cultures
IRAMAT - Institut de Recherches sur les Archéomatériaux
Abstract : Until now, researches dealing with the production of counterfeit coins in the Middle Ages were mainly developed from the study of letters of remission. Nevertheless, the authors of these studies are careful to point out that the data at their disposal should be treated with circumspection. Therefore they have adopted a critical attitude to the quantification of production. This paper presents a complementary approach based on the analysis of the material proofs of coin forgeries. An archaeological excavation in a cave of southern France has brought to light objects used in the production of counterfeit coins dating from the 16th century. The collected corpus allows the understanding of different “chaînes opératoires”. The crossing of collected data enables us to present a quantification of this production of counterfeit coins. This provides us with a new way of looking at the problematic connected with the counterfeiting.
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Adrien Arles, Marie Cécile Vivier, Bernard Gratuze, Florian Téreygeol. Prendre la mesure du faux-monnayage : réflexions sur les chaines opératoires et la productivité des faux-monnayeurs de la grotte de La Catette (Aude). XLIIIe Congrès de la SHMESP, May 2012, Tours, France. pp.219-237, ⟨10.4000/books.psorbonne.28520⟩. ⟨hal-02550938⟩

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