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date: 06 June 2020

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This article explores imperial coinage and provincial coinage during Roman provinces. The latter was produced at different levels (and eventually even at Rome), but was on the whole intended to take over for the state regionally. Some coins actually did not carry the image of the emperor or a member of the imperial family. Coins without an imperial portrait were struck at Rome, and nobody ever imagined any sort of pseudo-autonomy for these strikings. From Augustus to Hadrian, other administrative changes took place, in Anatolia in particular, but had no impact on the production of provincial coins, which was not the same in the west and the east. It ceased rapidly in the west. Civic coinages were produced in Spain, Africa, and Sicily under Augustus, only to decline very quickly. In the east, however, local coinage endured until the time of Tacitus.

Keywords: Roman provinces, coins, imperial coinage, provincial coinage, Hadrian

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