Methodological Observations on the Study of Roman Coin Finds: A German Perspective
Located in southwestern Germany, the sites of Bad Wimpfen and Jagsthausen form a part of the Roman frontier in the province of Germania Superior called the Limes. Whereas Bad Wimpfen emerged from a military camp and developed into a civilian settlement in the second half of the second century CE, the fort of Jagsthausen was established later when the frontier was relocated further east. Given their similar geographical relation yet variable contexts, the two sites were chosen as a case study on Roman coin finds in the Limes region between the Neckar and Jagst rivers. Using modern statistical methods, this paper provides a comparative study of the coins from Bad Wimpfen and Jagsthausen to illustrate the contemporary development and state of research in the German Sprachraum. By identifying the opportunities and limitations of certain methodical approaches, the study aims to show the extensive potential contextualized analyses of coin finds can have.
Stefan Krmnicek, Matthias Kalisch, "Methodological Observations on the Study of Roman Coin Finds: A German Perspective", in: Bruno Callegher, Giulio Carraro (a cura di), "Fundmünzen & Co. 30 years of Ancient Coin Finds (VI c. BCE – VIII c. CE). Trieste, April 22nd-23rd, 2022", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2023, pp. 13-34