Roman coins archaeological evidence dating

A piece of metal (or, rarely, of some other material) certified by a mark or marks upon it to be of a definite exchange value, and issued by governmental authority to be used as money; also, such pieces collectively.

Similar type of coins of King Theodosius II and Leo I were already unearthed in Akkiyalur hoard in Karnataka."The most profitable overseas trade was the Roman trade with South India. merchants from western Asia and the Mediterranean) had trading establishments both in the Satavahana kingdoms and in those of the far south.

Large amount of coins were collected from Madurai and Karur. For the first time gold coins of 5 CAD has been found at Tamil Nadu.

Scholars opined that Roman trade with Tamil Nadu almost ceased in the 2 or 3 CAD.

Numismatics is seldom taught in this country and then only as an adjunct to other pursuits; given the current attitude of colleges and universities to their numismatic holdings it is hard to see when the discipline will assume more than a minor role even in graduate curricula.

The objective of the American Numismatic Society's Graduate Seminar has always been to provide an introduction to the discipline, not for the purpose of training professional numismatists but in order to make future members of the scholarly community aware of the existence and proper use of one extremely important form of evidence.

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