publication . Conference object . 2018

Reconsidering the Calvatone Hoard 1942: A numismatic case study on the Roman vicus of Bedriacum (Cremona, Italy)

Crisa, Antonino;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: A. Gajda and Editors
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Having defeated the Celts in northern Italy, the Romans built the Via Postumia, a vital road connecting Aquileia (east) and Genova (Genoa, west), in 148 BC. On that occasion, the Romans founded Bedriacum, a small vicus close to the present town of Calvatone (Cremona), which past and current excavations by the University of Milan are revealing as a vital centre of Roman Gallia Cisalpina (Cisalpine Gaul). Recent investigations have shed new light on coin circulation and offer fresh data to be compared with hoarding trends and old finds. The aim of this paper is to analyse the Calvatone Hoard 1942, a significant reserve of 16 Roman coins. First, the paper assesses ...
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free text keywords: History and Archaeology, Calvatone, Bedriacum, Cremona, archaeology, numismatics, hoard, coin circulation
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