The Roman army and the coins

the cases of Aelia Capitolina and Caesarea Maritima

  • Matheus Morais Cruz Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial-LARP
Keywords: Roman army, Numismatics, Roman Palestine, Iconography, Circulation

Abstract

The present work aims to present a study of the production, circula­tion and military iconography of coins produced by the Roman colonies Aelia Capitolina and Caesarea Maritima between the first and third centuries CE. It also aims to discuss the dual role of money (propagandistic and economic) in the context of Roman Palestine by analyzing the relationship between the recurrence of certain monetary types and the historical-military context in which they were inserted. In order to do so, we will focus on the performance of the Roman army, either as a diffuser of the imperial discourse transmitted by monetary iconography through the flow of these coins to the whole province, or by the use of its image as a tool for maintaining order, border control and political affirmation.

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Author Biography

Matheus Morais Cruz, Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial-LARP

Técnico em Meio Ambiente pela ETEC Guaracy Silveira e graduando (bacharelado e licenciatura) em História pela Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo (FFLCH-USP). Pesquisador Bolsista FAPESP de Iniciação Científica pelo Laboratório de Arqueologia Romana Provincial (LARP) do Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MAE-USP).

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Published
2019-11-21
How to Cite
Cruz, M. (2019). The Roman army and the coins. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (32), 191-202. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2448-1750.revmae.2019.164262

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