One Authority – One Idea – One Order. The Monetary System of the Amber Road as a Testimony of Greek Influence on Social and Economic Activities of central European Celts Cover Image

One Authority – One Idea – One Order. The Monetary System of the Amber Road as a Testimony of Greek Influence on Social and Economic Activities of central European Celts
One Authority – One Idea – One Order. The Monetary System of the Amber Road as a Testimony of Greek Influence on Social and Economic Activities of central European Celts

Author(s): Tomáš Smělý
Subject(s): History
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Celts; coinage; gold; silver; monetary system; Amber Road; lowland central settlements;

Summary/Abstract: Based on a unique bimetallic coinage system, an extensive coin production occurred in Central Europe in the Amber Road region, after the middle of the 3rd century BC. The entire area is characterised by uniformity of the coinage in multiple production sites. The ability to formulate a complex economic programme and, in particular, the implementation of such a programme for a long time, spanning several generations, and maintaining it politically as well as logistically, is a testimony of a strong central authority.

  • Issue Year: XXI/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 40-80
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: English