This paper considers the civic coinage of Corcyra from Septimius Severus to Caracalla, proposing a chronological arrangement of the coin production in three main phases and providing a historical commentary. The analysis of fabric and style of the coins, combined with the study of dies, shows that a remarkable change occurred in the mint during the reign of Severus, probably as a result of the turnover of workforce within the workshop. The main bulk of output is represented by the coinage of Plautilla, which marks the transition between an earlier phase in which the mint seems to have been influenced by a Corinthian or Peloponnesian workshop and a later one which saw the employment of much more skilled engravers, probably in cooperation with the mint of Nicopolis in Epirus.

The Coinage of Corcyra under the Severans

Dario Calomino
2014

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This paper considers the civic coinage of Corcyra from Septimius Severus to Caracalla, proposing a chronological arrangement of the coin production in three main phases and providing a historical commentary. The analysis of fabric and style of the coins, combined with the study of dies, shows that a remarkable change occurred in the mint during the reign of Severus, probably as a result of the turnover of workforce within the workshop. The main bulk of output is represented by the coinage of Plautilla, which marks the transition between an earlier phase in which the mint seems to have been influenced by a Corinthian or Peloponnesian workshop and a later one which saw the employment of much more skilled engravers, probably in cooperation with the mint of Nicopolis in Epirus.
Corcyra Corfu Roman coinage Severan family
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