Pliny's dating of the first Roman coins

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This article reviews a passage in Pliny’s Natural History in which two different dates are suggested in different manuscripts for the first Roman coins. Modern scholars have tended to dismiss one or even both of these dates as simple errors of transcription, but it is suggested here that it is possible that they can be explained, because it is not only the numbers that are different, but the sur- rounding text is not the same in each case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-112
Number of pages9
JournalSchweizer Münzblätter
Issue number279
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2020


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