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Monnaie et finances à Byzance: analyses, techniques

ISBN 9780860784012
Published November 3, 1994 by Routledge
351 Pages

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Book Description

In collaboration with colleagues in physics and metallurgy, Cécile Morrison has helped transform our knowledge of the techniques of late Roman and Byzantine coin production. The results are illustrated in the studies here which look in detail at standards of refining and processes of debasement. This analysis can also identify sources of metal, and explains the enigmatic appearance of concave gold coins n the 11th century. The volume itself opens with a comparison of the methods of numismatics and sigillography, and an epigraphic study showing the conservatism of the Byzantine coinage up until 1204. The following articles turn to the finances and economy of Byzantium, making full use of recent advances in numismatics. They aim to assess the importance of the state and other economic agents during the empire’s different phases of expansion and contraction, and demonstrate how fiscal documents and legislation on treasure hoards can be used as evidence for the state of public finances.

Table of Contents

Contents: Numismatique et sigillographie: parentés et méthodes; L’épigraphie des monnaies et des sceaux à l’époque byzantine; Monnaie et prix à Byzance du Ve au VIIe siècle; Monnaie et finances dans l’Empire byzantin, Xe-XIVe siècle; Le michaèlaton et les noms de monnaies à la fin du XIe siècle; La Logarikè: réforme monétaire et réforme fiscale sous Alexis Ier Comnène; La découverts des trésors à l’époque byzantine théorie et pratique de l’euresiz qhsaurou}; Découverte de trésors à l’époque byzantine et monnaies inconnues: les pentalaimia; La dévaluation de la monnaie byzantine au XIe siècle: essai d’interprétation; Nouvelles recherches sur l’histoire monétaire byzantine: évolution comparée de la monnaie d’or à Constantinople et dans les provinces d’Afrique et de Sicile; Proton activation and XRF analysis: an application to the study of the alloy of Nicaean and Palaeologan hyperpera issues; La trouvaille de monnaies d’argent byzantines de Rome (VIIe-VIIIe siècles): analyses et chronologie; A mechanical approach to coin striking: application to the study of Byzantine gold solidi; Addenda et corringenda; Index.

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