MAIASP. 2023. No. 15

Fatma Kızılyalçın Oyarçin (Erzurum, Turkey), Korkmaz Meral (Erzurum, Turkey)

Charon coins found in Parion Chamber Tomb 5

DOI: 10.53737/6318.2023.62.97.030

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Pages: 774—786

The object of the study was a small complex of 14 coins of Charon found in tomb 5 of the Eastern necropolis of Parion. Coins that attracted our attention were released in Coela (2), Perinthos (1), and Parion (11). Consequently, the Parionites preferred to leave the coins of their own polis in the tomb. It is noteworthy that the earliest artifacts are about three centuries older than the latest ones. Moreover, the earliest of them, issued under Julius Caesar and Claudius I, are worn out much more than the others. There is every reason to believe that they have been in circulation for a long time. The rest of the coins date back to the period from Antoninus Pius to Gallienus. The conclusion is that the burials in the tomb took place over a period of about a century, or rather, from 130 until 260 CE.

Key words: Parion, chamber tomb, coin, province of Rome, Charon.

Received July 26, 2023.

Accepted for publication August 5, 2023.

About the authors:

Kızılyalçın Oyarçin Fatma (Erzurum, Turkey).  Doctor of Archeology, Atatürk University


Meral Korkmaz (Erzurum, Turkey). Doctor of Archeology, Atatürk University