The Coinage of the Dobunni by R.D. Van Arsdell
The Coinage of the Dobunni:
Money Supply and Coin Circulation in Dobunnic Territory
by R.D. Van Arsdell
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This volume deals with aspects of Celtic coinage, and arises from interest generated by the Index of Celtic Coins created by Derek Allen and Sheppard Frere at the Institute of Archaeology in Oxford. Van Arsdell first discusses typological analysis, and then looks at findspots of Dobunnic coins, territory and patterns of exchange, further analytical approaches, and money supply. Though only 733 coins are recorded, analyses of Dubunnic coinage gives new information concerning the tribe's territory and economy, and confirms them as important participants in the exchange networks of southern Britain; contact patterns with their neighbours, well-established by 40 BC, are also revealed in detail. Econometric analyses show fluctuations in the Dobunnic money supply, and the magnitude of these is calculated and comments concerning growth and inflation are made. Also included is a gazetteer of findspots by Philip de Jersey.