Excavations at Nemea III: The Coins by Robert C. Knapp by Robert C. Knapp;John D. Mac Isaac;Stephen G. Miller

By Robert C. Knapp;John D. Mac Isaac;Stephen G. Miller

Considering that 1974 the collage of California at Berkeley has been sponsoring large excavations on the Panhellenic athletic pageant middle of historic Nemea within the glossy Greek province of Korinthia. With its well-documented excavation and transparent old context, the positioning bargains a superb chance for research and research. This quantity, the 3rd in a chain of guides on Nemea, is a close presentation of the greater than 3 thousand legible cash from all around the old global which have been unearthed there. The cash, that are normally bronze yet express an strangely excessive share of silver, mirror the sessions of maximum task on the site-the overdue Archaic and Early Classical, the Early Hellenistic, the Early Christian, and the Byzantine. greater than a compendium of knowledge, the learn breaks new floor with its research and contextualization of numismatic proof in an archaeological atmosphere. Illustrations: 32-page plate part; 20 scattered line figures and 1 b/w photograph; 238 pages of tables

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C. c. Philip II coinage also dates the construction of the Stadium. They can,for example, elucidate the general use areas of the Sanctuary at various times. If the incidence of coins from different periods of site use during the GrecoRoman period is plotted, interesting results appear (Figs. 5–8). 5);there are no coins from the later Stadium area since it did not exist then. Within that central area there are concentrations from the unidentified building in P 14–15 to its neighbor, Oikos 9; at the western end of the Sacred Square; at the Heroön; in the space behind Oikoi 1 and 2; and in the westernmost houses at the southern side of the Sanctuary.

34 Hesperia 1977, 9–10; Pindar, N. 42, cf. 17; Schol. Pindar, N. Hyp. d; Plutarch, Aratos 28. 1. 2. Continued Kleonai control: Pindar, N. 42 (ca. ). Euripides, Hypsipyle (ca. ), notes the mythical justification for Argive foundation of the Games. c. g. Hanell, col. 2324). This misinterpretation goes back to Scholia d to Pindar, N. , which state that Corinth once controlled the games. The date of ca. c. 1, which states that Corinth attacked Kleonai about this time. See Hesperia 1975, 149; 1982, 35 n.

39 (C 1423); Hesperia 1980, 203; Nemea II, 90–91. dle of the 4th century, the pattern is quite different: the scatter is more widespread with less clear concentrations. ,the pattern is more narrowly defined with concentrations in P 15 and in the houses and part of the Xenon (Fig. Clearly activities in the Sanctuary have been constricted, although the continued dropping of coins in the houses would indicate that residents of some sort were still on the scene, perhaps related to caretaking in the sanctuary.

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