The choice of ideals advertised on coins may, it is hoped, serve to characterize not only warlords and factions, but the desires, expectations and fears of the wider populations to which these messages in metal were directed. The organizers of the panel believe that contemporary coins form a uniquely rich, but undervalued, source for mentalities over the period. Far more thoroughly than literature after 43 BC, coins of Republican inspiration escaped the retrospective viewpoints of the Augustan regime. Seen in their diversity, the coins – eminently forward-looking in their themes – variously challenge and illuminate narratives of an inevitable rise of Julian rule. Here were numerous individuals and groups who still saw other possible outcomes. And their views, however ephemeral, help to explain how the faction that was ultimately victorious contrived the policies and propaganda that it did.
FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 22-23-24-25/06/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University College Dublin Dublin (Ireland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Anton Powell (Classical Press of Wales) ; Nandini Pandey (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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