Local coinage, consumption, destructions and investment: the Levant in the late second and first centuries BCE.
This paper investigates the political and economic landscapes of the Levant in the late second and early first centuries BCE. While our literary narratives describe the implosion of the Seleukid state and the rise of local warlords, the overall picture created by the numismatic and archaeological evidence complicates this impression. By investigating numismatic trends and patterns of consumption, this paper argues for a nuanced approach on how to analyse the role of the Seleukid state in the first-century Levant.
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