MAIASP. 2020. No. 12

K.N. Skvortsov (Moscow, Russia), M.M. Choref (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)


DOI: 10.53737/2713-2021.2021.12.12.001

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Pages: 734—773

The object of the study was a hoard of Roman coins discovered to the Southwest of the MelnikovoKashtanovka highway. He was buried in a wooden box with bronze handles. The treasure consisted of brass coins of the Italic minting. Most of them are significantly worn out. Many coins are so badly worn that they have lost significant weight. But, judging by the fact of their discovery in the treasure, they continued to be appreciated. We come to the conclusion that the object of our research was not a collection of metal objects valued for the material from which they were made. It is a treasure of money, made up of well-known means of payment in the region. We believe that Roman brass coins came to the region in abundance under the emperors of the “golden age” in exchange for amber. We conclude that the population of the Sambian-Natangian culture valued the change money of the Roman coinage as a means of payment and accumulation.

Key words: archaeology, history, numismatics, Sambian-Natangian culture, treasure of Roman coins.

Received November 10, 2020

Accepted for publication December 02, 2020

About the authors:

Skvortsov Konstantin Nikolayevich (Moscow, Russia). Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Choref Mikhail Mikhailovich (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). PhD (History), Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod