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1454Coin hoards  

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  • Groups of coins that have been withdrawn from circulation and deliberately brought together (but not necessarily deliberately placed in the ground). Hoards were traditionally divided into four basic categories: accidental losses, savings hoards (that sometimes represent many years of savings), emergency hoards (e.g. in the face of a military attack), and, finally, abandoned hoards (e.g. foundation hoards or burial hoards). This strict categorisation however, is now considered problematic by many scholars.


  • Bland 2013
  • Grierson 1975
  • Katsari 2011


  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)


  • Iakovidou Athena (AA)


  • 1454

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