THE ROMAN IMPERIAL COINAGE OF AQUILEIA
The pourpose of this work is to provide a phographically illustrated catalogue of all the types and varietis known at the present day of the coinage struck at the imperial mint, Sacra Moneta, of Aquileia, established at the time of Diocletian's reform of the monetary sistem, presumably in order to supply currency to the north-western regions of the Roman Empire. The Aquileia mint was opened, therefore, in 294 and closed at some time before 455, during the reign of Valentinian III.
The catalogue proper has been augmented by a historical and numismatic commentary which, however, to avoid the twin danger of incompleteness and error, is merely basic. For fuller information on imperial biographies, the city of Aquileia and numismatics in general, the reader is referred to specialized academic works. Translations from Latin of all obverse and reverse legends are to be found in an appendix at the end of this book.
In order to offer a complete but accessible classification of the typology of the surviving production of the Aquileia mint over about a century and half, we have adhered to the following, simple though not stricly scientific, arrangement of the text:
6°) Photograph and weight.
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