Moneta 203

Moneta 203

Money and Finances in the Roman Economy

I. The State

Georges Depeyrot

What was the importance of currency in Roman civilisation? Millions of coins are found in hoards and excavations, but it is still difficult to understand the place and the role of the coinage in the economy, in the taxation system, and in trade. Georges Depeyrot, who has published many volumes inventorying and analysing coin finds, hoards, coin circulation and monetary or economic history, analyses the literary sources in order to comprehend the real role of these material remains.
Money and Finances in the Roman Economy is a group of three volumes (The State, The Romans and The Prices) inventorying Latin mentions of accounting systems, altars, banks, coins, coins, debts, donativa, fines, fortunes, foundation, gold, graves, loans, lootings, money, prices, silver, sportules, statues, values, etc., and include a new list of prices from the Edict on Maximum Prices.
Nearly 3,000 quotations from texts, inscriptions, graffiti, tablets, etc., are collected to improve our understanding of the place given to currency by the Romans. After decades of debates on the primitivism or modernism of the Ancient economy, this synthesis gives a new perception of the true place of currency in the Roman Republic and Empire.

Three volumes I, The State; II, Romans; III, Banks and Prices.

MONETA 203, 296 pages 140 euros ISBN 978-94-91384-71-4


MONETA 203, 296 pages
140 euros
Contents p293, p294, p295
ISBN 978-94-91384-71-4