If we want to try to answer Holloway’s question about the existence of a rhythm in the production of civic issues in fifth-century Greek Sicily (see Rythmes de la production monétaire, de l’antiquité à nos jours, Louvain-la-Neuve 1987) we can look at the reconstruction of the activity of Sicilian mints through times from the Archaic to the Republican age and, as a consequence, we should answer in a negative sense. It does not appear likely that the production of coinage had to cover long periods, because it was closely related to important events that make necessary new supply of coinage in particular moments of the life of a polis (wars, payments, new political regimes…). That is why is important to look for the reasons that caused increase or decrease in minting, considering other sources, mainly historical and archaeological ones.

Coin circulation data in Sicily as a source for quantifying monetary supplies?

PUGLISI, Mariangela
2011

Abstract

If we want to try to answer Holloway’s question about the existence of a rhythm in the production of civic issues in fifth-century Greek Sicily (see Rythmes de la production monétaire, de l’antiquité à nos jours, Louvain-la-Neuve 1987) we can look at the reconstruction of the activity of Sicilian mints through times from the Archaic to the Republican age and, as a consequence, we should answer in a negative sense. It does not appear likely that the production of coinage had to cover long periods, because it was closely related to important events that make necessary new supply of coinage in particular moments of the life of a polis (wars, payments, new political regimes…). That is why is important to look for the reasons that caused increase or decrease in minting, considering other sources, mainly historical and archaeological ones.
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