One of the «white» spots, which, until recently, was clearly fixed not only against the background
of the monetary circulation of Roman times, but also the events associated with the formation of some archaeological cultures, and in particular, Chernyakhivsky, among other things, the theme was set out presence «cast» denarius, copied from the emissions of the I-III centuries AD in the South-Eastern Europe area.
At the same time, the monitoring of the information space, and, first of all, internet resources,
fixes the growth of messages about the detection of coins from this group, which, in turn, adds arguments that it is necessary to update the research issues which helps to identify sources of their receipt (or origin), chronology of «production» and «circulation», as well as places in everyday life, cults and beliefs of the population living in this territory in the first third of the 1st millennium BC.
These circumstances have led to launch the program «Moneta Barbaricum», in the framework of
«Terra Amadociae» project, in 2014, among its primary tasks were the accumulation, verification,
systematization and analysis of the basic information, the attraction and introduction new materials into the scientific circulation, and in particular, which was connected with local centers of «emissions» of cast denarians on the outskirts of Korzhyvtsi village, Derazhnyanskiy district and Abrykosivka village, Kamyanets-Podilskiy district of Khmelnytskiy region. In parallel with this, in 2016, the first steps were taken to study the elemental composition of cast alloys of denarius and waste from their «production».
However, the detection and fixation of the activities of «emission» centers in Korzhyvtsi and
Abrykosivka, testing of X-ray fluorescent graphy of «finished products» and «waste products» it is only a small percentage that needs to be done to find out the problems associated with the subject of the presence of «replicas» of the Roman denarius of the I-III centuries in the «barbaric» territories of Southeastern Europe, and hence the answer to the questions: «cast» denarius – forgery, unofficial imitation or informal coin production?