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Клад серебряных истрийских монет из Резен
A Hoard of Silver Coins of Histria from Rezeni Village

Author(s): Denis A. Topal, Mikhail M. Choref, Vitalii S. Sinika
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Economic history, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: North-Western Black Sea Region; Prut Dniester interfluve; 3rd century BC; hoard; drachma of Histria; Getian settlements; Scythian sites; coinage

Summary/Abstract: The article introduces a new hoard of silver coins of Histria discovered occasionally in 2014 near Rezeni village in the Republic of Moldova (Ialoveni district). The time of its deposition could be assumed as the 3rd quarter of the 3rd century BC. This hoard (as many others from Durlești, Stolniceni, Doroţcaia) is definetely connected with Getian settlements. Basing on the chronology of these hoards the authors see no grounds to state that the Getian settlements of the Moldavian foreststeppe region ceased functioning in the last quarter — the end of the 4th century BC. It is obvious that the life of these sites continued even in the 3rd century BC. The discovery of silver drachmas of Histria from the hoard found at Nikonion (similar to those found near the Getian settlements) allows us to raise the upper date of this Greek city by 25 years — to the 3rd quarter of the 3rd century BC. An overview of the hoards with silver coins of Histria indicates that the period of their deposition (last quarter of 4th — 3rd century BC) was the time of the highly developed commodity-money relations. And the fact of the abundance of drachmas with “A” monogram indicates that the bulk of the Histrian coins came to the North-Western Black Sea Region during the period of the activity of this anonymous magistrate.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 129-138
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian