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date: 16 July 2020

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This chapter attempts to convey some of the complexity surrounding the study of coinage and the economy in Roman Britain. Using the wealth of new data provided by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, it explores the potential role(s) of coinage in Romano-British society and re-evaluates current theories of monetization over the 400 hundred years of Roman rule. In doing so, it challenges the applicability of a prevailing ‘evolutionist’ model, which situates monetization as one aspect of a wider process of acculturation or Romanization and suggests new ways of interpreting numismatic data.

Keywords: Romanization, coinage, economy, monetization, hoards, site finds, religion, army, rural, urban

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