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Les dernières monnaies d’argent du Péloponnèse III

Abstract : The metrological study and elemental analyses by LA-ICP-MS presented here suggest that the third and final group of Achaian silver coinage of the Hellenistic period did not experience the weight collapse and fall in the alloy’s fineness that could have been feared in view of the poor aesthetic quality (engraving, striking) of many coins. They also confirm the existence of two production phases for this third group, with the use of silver and copper of distinct chemical signatures and the increased addition of copper in the second phase. The latter would include the Achaian series with the money names of Aigion and Elis and the civic coins of Patras. Confrontation with the legionary denarii of Mark Antony validates the low chronology of the third group’ issues.
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Catherine Grandjean, Maryse Blet-Lemarquand. Les dernières monnaies d’argent du Péloponnèse III. Revue Numismatique, 2021, 178, pp.91-113. ⟨hal-03473243⟩



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