Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 27(1): 173-189

Gabriel Mircea TALMAȚCHI, Cristian CEALERA
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ABSTRACT

The authors analyze a monetary hoard fragment found in 2012 that was only partially recovered. The
hoard was located at a distance of approximately four km, in a straight line of the western gate of the Roman-
Byzantine fortress Tropaeum Traiani. The 36 recovered coins are Roman Imperial denarii struck between the years
100 and 169/170 AD and belong to the following issuers: Traianus, Hadrianus, Antoninus Pius, Diva Faustina and
Marcus Aurelius. If this structure given by the issuers respects the general composition of the hoard, it can be
assumed that the hoard was hidden in the context of the events that developed in 170 AD, known as the military and
robbery incursion lead by the Costoboci people in the Balkan Peninsula. Epigraphical and archaeological evidence
regarding the impact of the incursion were found in Tropaeum Traiani. These evidences can now be associated with
the monetary proof.

 

KEYWORDS

hoard, denars, Antonine dynasty, Tropaeum Traiani, Dobruja

 

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