This richly illustrated volume, part of the Amsterdam Archaeological Studies series, analyzes eight newly discovered Celtic gold hoards unearthed in the southern Netherlands and Belgium, consisting of both gold coinage and ornaments. This comparative study of these caches provides a wealth of new information regarding the archaeological contexts in which they were found, on the dating of many coin types and jewelry, and on the social role of gold in pre-Roman society. Late Iron Age Gold Hoards from the Low Countries will be of utmost interest not only to archaeologists, it is also an important study for numismatists and historians.
"This groundbreaking study brings together new evidence from eight Iron Age coin hoards of mid first century BC date found in Belgium and the Netherlands in recent years. Rigorous typological and scientific analysis of the hoards has helped transform our understanding of Iron Age coin production in this region. The thought-provoking assessment of the associated archaeological evidence throws new light on power relations within the societies that used these coins, and on the Roman conquest of northern Gaul. In combining these different strands, this is a book that sets new standards for future publication in this field." - Colin Haselgrove, School of Archaeology and History, University of Leicester (UK).
Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 15th December 2012
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.283