Moneta 137

Rethinking Roman Britain: Coinage and Archaeology

With a preface by Richard Reece

Philippa Jane Walton

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is one of the most significant innovations in British archaeology. Since 1997, staff working for the Scheme have recorded more than 750, 000 archaeological objects, including approximately 220,000 Roman coins. This volume explores the potential of the coin data recorded by the Scheme, alongside that from archaeological sites, as a tool for understanding the development of the Roman province of Britannia. A variety of case-studies analyse patterns of coin loss to evaluate when, where, by whom and for what purpose, coinage was used. Thematic issues such as 'Regionality' and 'Romanisation' are also considered. The volume will be an invaluable resource for students of Roman Britain and the monetary history of the Roman Empire.

Philippa Walton is a specialist in the material culture of Roman Britain. She completed her doctorate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in 2011 and currently works as a Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman coins at the British Museum.

Georges Depeyrot.
MONETA 137, 274 pages,
160 euros
Table des matières: p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6
ISBN 978-94-91384-05-9