Money and Government in the Roman Empire

Money and Government in the Roman Empire

by Richard Duncan-Jones, Duncan-Jones Richard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521648297

ISBN-13: 9780521648295

Pub. Date: 07/13/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book discusses minting and financial policy in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire. By studying Roman coin-survivals in a wider context, the author uncovers important facts about the origin of coin hoards of the Principate. The resulting analyses use extensive coin material collected for the first time. Dr. Duncan-Jones builds up a picture of minting

Overview

This book discusses minting and financial policy in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire. By studying Roman coin-survivals in a wider context, the author uncovers important facts about the origin of coin hoards of the Principate. The resulting analyses use extensive coin material collected for the first time. Dr. Duncan-Jones builds up a picture of minting, financial policy and monetary circulation that adds substantially to our knowledge and that stands as the only study of its kind for this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521648295
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/13/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I. The Economics of Empire: 1. Surplus and deficit; 2. Money, prices and inflation; 3. The imperial budget; 4. Tax and tax-cycles; Part II. The Coin-Evidence: 5. Coin-hoards and their origin; 6. The implications of coin-hoards; Part III. Money and Money-Supply: 7. Coinage and currency: an overview; 8. The chronology of mint-output; 9. Reign-studies: the chronology and structure of coin-output; 10. The size of die-populations; 11. The size of coin-populations; 12. Mobility and immobility of coin; 13. Weight-loss and circulation-speed; 14. Wastage and reminting of coin; 15. Change and deterioration; 16. Contrast and variation in the coinage; Appendices: 1. Payments of congiaria; 2. The chronology of minting under Tiberius; 3. Variations in land-tax in Egypt; 4. Assessments of tax-revenue in the sources; 5. Tax comparisons with Mughal India; 6. Hoards below the sampling threshold; 7. Rates of donative; 8. Programs for finding negative binomial k and for estimating die-populations; 9. Die-productivity in medieval evidence; 10. Aureus and denarius hoards used in the main anlaysis; Bibliography; Index.

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