MAIASK. 2018. No. 10

S.S. Filipova (Kyustendil, Bulgaria)

Coins from Archeological Researches of Ancient Pautalia (Today Kyustendil)

DOI: 10.24411/2219-8857-2018-00018

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An object of study are Roman and early Byzantine coins found during archeological researches of the site named Staro Lyatno Kino in the town of Kyustendil (Antique Pautalia). They are 40 in number. The earliest coin found in the site is as of Claudius I. It is highly chafed and has traces of a long time use. After a discontinuance of 150 years the next compact group of coins was struck in the 2nd century second half — the 3rd century middle in the mints of Pautalia, Viminacium and the Macedonian Koinon. The most numerous coins in the coin complex are the ones struck in the 4th 5th centuries which form a compact group. The latest coin is the follis of Mauritius Tiberius, minted in 588/589. This is not a regular issue, but a so-called Moneta militaris imitativa. This finding is terminus post quem and indicates that life in the city continued after the events of 578582, i.e. after the invasions of the Slavs and avars in the territory south of the Danube. Studied ancient and early Byzantine coins and weights supplement to clarify our understanding of the history of ancient and early medieval Pautalia.

Key words: Pautalia, numismatics, Roman coins, early Byzantine coins.

Received November 10, 2018
Accepted for publication November 29, 2018

About the author:

Svetoslava Svetoslavova Filipova (Kyustendil, Bulgaria). Doctor of History, Academician Yordan Ivanov Regional Historical Museum

E-mail: filipovas@gmail.com