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Monetary Finds from the Medieval Town of Roman – „La Bibliotecă”

Author(s): Lucian Munteanu, George-Dan Hânceanu
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Economic history, Middle Ages, Modern Age
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: coins; archaeological research; Moldavia; Roman; 14th–19th centuries

Summary/Abstract: In 2012–2013, during the archaeological research conducted in the city of Roman (Neamț county), the "At the Library" spot, 42 coins were found. Of these, 26 pieces came from the archaeological layer, while the other 16 pieces were discovered in closed complexes (two workshops). In this paper we present the 26 coins found in the archaeological layer. These are represented by issuings of the rulers of Moldova (3 ex), an imitation after a Venetian ducat, probably realized in a Genoese colony on the Black Sea coast (1 ex.), original and copied Ottoman aspers (3 ex.), Polish coins minted for the Crown (1 ex.) and Lithuania (1 ex.), Austrian coin minted for Hungary (1 ex.), Swedish coins (2 ex.), "war money" from the mint of Sadagura (2 ex.), modern Austrian coins (3 ex.), various small denominations from the time of Carol I (8 ex.) and a chip originating in the German space (Cat. no. 26). The monetary finds discovered in the dwelling levels of the city of Roman during the archaeological research held in the years 2012–2013 reflect an intense social and economic life of this borough in the medieval and modern times, coupled with the continuity in the hearth of the same city.

  • Issue Year: 38/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 157-174
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English, Romanian