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Gkika, Anastasia
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dc.date.accessioned
2018-05-16T10:23:55Z
dc.date.available
2018-05-17T00:00:13Z
dc.date.issued
2018-05-16
dc.identifier.uri
https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/29123
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Animals Figures & Coinage
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dc.title
Animal Figures & Coinage: The Greek Cities on the Chalcidic Peninsula
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heal.type
masterThesis
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heal.secondaryTitle
The Greek Cities on the Chalcidic Peninsula
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heal.classification
Numismatics
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heal.keywordURI.LCSH
Numismatics, Ancient
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Numismatics
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Coins, Greek
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Coins, Greek--Macedonia
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en
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heal.access
free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Humanities, MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia
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heal.publicationDate
2018-05-14
heal.abstract
Numismatics is one of the most important tools that an archaeologist or a historian can use in the challenging task of unraveling the past, especially when dealing with regions and areas that were intersections of several cultures and civilisations , such a s the case of northern Greece. The importance of coinage derives from the fact that they were objects created by the political authorities . As C. M. Kraay noted, the genitive of the ethnic that was inscribed on the coins was not just informative, but it wa s a declaration of property, something that also applies to the illustrated iconography. Hence , by looking at a coin one can trace the message s that the authorities would like to impart to the inhabitants of their territory; th e se messages were undoubtedly correlated to the area’s cultural and sociopolitical background and the leaders cared to use iconographic types with which people were accustomed to. Moreover , the coins would pass through the hands , not only of the local popul ation , but also of the foreigners – travelers, merchants, craftsmen , soldiers – who in turn would share and spread the very same messages to their own lands . The present paper examines the depiction of the animal figures on the coins of the city - states th at southern Greeks founded o n the Chalcidic peninsula , and it cover s chronologically the late Archaic and Classical periods. During that time , the animal figures were generally the predominant iconographic type on coins, something that should come as no surprise in view of the fact that the animals played an important and pluralistic role in the agrarian societies of antiquity; they were indeed the backbone of people’s livelihood and wealth. The animal figures on the coinage were related to the citi zens’ religious beliefs , their mythological and historical background, while they also projected significant aspects of the city’s socioeconomic context , something that brings us one more step closer to a better understanding of the people and their societ ies. Of great interest is also the evaluation of the differences and similarities between the iconographic types on the coins of the colonies , and those on the coins of their mother - cities; some colonies copied the types of their hometown, others chose utt erly different depictions, while in some cases we encounter a unique combination of local elements , with elements that the people had brought along from their place of origin.
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heal.advisorName
Kremydi, Shopia
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heal.committeeMemberName
Kremydi, Sophia
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Akamatis, Nikolaos
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Tselekas, Panagiotis
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heal.academicPublisher
IHU
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heal.academicPublisherID
ihu
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heal.spatialCoverage
Chalcidice
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heal.temporalCoverage
Archaic and Classical periods
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