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

For the reason that 1974 the collage of California at Berkeley has been sponsoring broad excavations on the Panhellenic athletic competition heart of historic Nemea within the smooth 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 sequence of courses on Nemea, is an in depth presentation of the greater than 3 thousand legible cash from everywhere in the historical global which have been unearthed there. The cash, that are normally bronze yet convey an strangely excessive share of silver, mirror the classes of maximum job 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 examine breaks new floor with its research and contextualization of numismatic proof in an archaeological surroundings. Illustrations: 32-page plate part; 20 scattered line figures and 1 b/w photograph; 238 pages of tables

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For a sensible and clear treatment of randomness, see Drennan. 65 Cf. Sardis 7, 91; Grierson 1965, 1966; Picard 1979, 331. 66 Luke 15:8–9. 20 classical, hellenistic, and roman provincial coins KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA Mende Larissa KINGDOM OF EPEIROS Trikka Korkyra Pherai Elea Skiathos Halos Ambrakia Argos Amphilochikon Melitaia Ainianes Oita Thyrrheion Leukas Lamia Peparethos Larissa Kremaste Histiaia EUBOIAN LEAGUE AITOLIAN LEAGUE 100 KM Thespiai 75 KM Oiniadai Lebadeia 50 KM Same ACHAIAN LEAGUE BOIOTIAN LEAGUE Aigeira 25 KM Pellene Sikyon Pheneos Phlious Corinth Kleitor Kleonai Stymphalos Elis Zakynthos ARKADIAN LEAGUE Chalkis Thebes NEMEA Mantinea Argos Megara Epidauros Tanagra Athens Salamis Aigina Tiryns Heraia Troizen Hermione Tegea Messene Lakedaimon Melos 0 Fig.

For example, at Delphi coins were either thrown away (if bronze) or kept without good records (silver); at Numantia in Spain the coins were jumbled together without a permanent record of findspots. 18 classical, hellenistic, and roman provincial coins the 1920’s and 1930’s, about 525 in all, are not recorded, those found in the 1960’s are noted with find data and those found in the excavations since 1974 are located precisely on the site grid and by layer and sea-level elevation; the excavation notebooks provide further valuable details on the finds.

While the contexts for the coins found in just the time when coins are found once again at the site of Nemea in any number. The exact date of the demise of the Nemean Games is unknown. Even though the coins are found in disturbed contexts, the overall picture can still be valid: Casey 1986, 78, 87. 48 This is fairly unusual in excavations until recent times. For example, at Delphi coins were either thrown away (if bronze) or kept without good records (silver); at Numantia in Spain the coins were jumbled together without a permanent record of findspots.

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