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L'or monnayé dans le Nord de la Gaule. Recherches sur les monnaies d’or frappées dans le Nord de la Gaule entre le IIIe et le Ier siècle avant notre ère

Abstract : This study deals with gold coinages struck in Northern Gaul. This territory, first referred to as ‘Belgic Gaul’ in Caesar’s writings, is located between the Seine and the Rhine. Specialists in ancient numismatics usually stress out various specific features displayed in this region, such as the unusually large amounts of gold coins which were issued there, as well as their peculiar iconography. This work investigates the implications underlying this important episode in Gaul’s monetary history, from its emergence during the 3rd century BC to its end at the beginning of the Roman period. In order to enhance our knowledge about monetary uses and history in Northern Gaul, a comprehensive account is thus proposed, which combines renewed typological and metrological studies with distribution maps, based on the most recent data available at this point. Besides, our interdisciplinary approach involves elemental analysis performed on a sample of 571 gold coins. The aim is to characterize trends in the composition of all gold issues struck in Northern Gaul, so as to identify chronological and regional patterns in monetary policies. By doing so, it thus becomes possible to stress out a distinctive set of strategies used by local authorities in order to control monetary production and to secure gold supplies through time. By combining iconographic, metrological and analytical studies, a new picture eventually emerges as regards dynamics in coin production and uses in Northern Gaul.
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Charlotte Sillon. L'or monnayé dans le Nord de la Gaule. Recherches sur les monnaies d’or frappées dans le Nord de la Gaule entre le IIIe et le Ier siècle avant notre ère. Histoire. Université d'Orléans, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01182929⟩

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