The regionality of Roman coin use

Suggested period: ROMAN

Philippa Walton’s PhD (Walton 2011) analysed PAS data on Roman coins by both date and denomination. She carried out case studies which found regional differences in both these aspects, raising interesting implications for the organisation, monetisation and Romanisation of different areas of Britain. As her data collection ended in 2008, the vastly enlarged dataset could now be used for several masters' dissertations. Firstly, Walton suggests that parishes with more than 500 Roman coins should be studied in detail to reveal their status in the Roman period, and offers a hypothesis that there may be a connection with religious or votive sites; this could now be tested with the far greater number of parishes that pass this threshold. Secondly, her regional analyses could be extended, particularly to East Yorkshire where the dataset has more than doubled since 2008. Thirdly, her period-specific case studies could be augmented by adding in second-century coins.

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Created by: Helen Geake
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