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Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez covers a wide range of geographical areas – Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Maghreb – and specialities – history archaeology, literature, geography, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics - from Antiquity to the present day.
The former series (n° 1 to 32) is available on Persée platform.

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48-1 | 2018
Los metales preciosos: de la extracción a la acuñación (Antigüedad - Edad Media)

Les métaux précieux : de l’extraction à la frappe monétaire (Antiquité - Moyen Âge)
Precious metals: from extraction to minting (Antiquity - Middle Ages)
Edited by Christian Rico and Almudena Orejas

For some time now gold and silver, two metals of strategic importance in Antiquity and the High Middle Ages, have been receiving increasing attention from historians, archaeologists and archaeometrists. By way of a number of studies dealing with the Iberian Peninsula, Gaul and Italy and also with the Greek world, this dossier aims to present a picture of the current problems and research concerning gold and silver, particularly those addressing issues relating to their quantification, circulation and use, especially as coinage. These studies draw attention to all the possible advantages accruing from cross-utilisation of historical, archaeological and archaeometric sources and methods to gain a better understanding of ancient economies and the role of precious metals in them.

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Numéro en cours, ouvert le 7 mars 2018


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