Robert C. Knapp and John D. Mac Isaac

in Excavations at Nemea III

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780520231696
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927902 | DOI:

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Almost half of the coins were originally found to be from the Early Christian period. From this period, the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus and the Early Hellenistic Stadium were also discovered. The coins that originated from the Early Christian period were labeled as the legacy of cultural horizons: (1) agricultural settlements of the 5th and 6th centuries after Christ on the one hand; and (2) the 12th and 13th centuries after Christ on the other. Each of these horizons has a dominant numismatic component. After a period of some 30 years represented by only two coins, the numismatic record at Nemea resumes with coins of Helena—the issue celebrating the dedication of Constantinople, the last issue of Constantine I Divus, and the first issue of Constantine's sons as his successor. It is much doubted that many of those coins came to the Sanctuary area at a time which was very close to their issue date.

Keywords: coins; Neman Zeus; Early Hellenistic Stadium; Nemea; Helena; Constantine I Divus

Chapter.  6877 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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