Patalenitsa II – Another Celtic Strymon/Trident Hoard from Southwestern Bulgaria

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The recent publication of Volume V of the wonderful CCCHBulg (Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Bulgaria) series has provided further valuable archaeological evidence of Celtic settlement in southwestern Bulgaria in the immediate pre-Roman period. Particularly interesting among the published ancient coinage…
Full Text:

https://www.academia.edu/16198777/Patalenitsa_II_-_Another_Celtic_Strymon_Trident_Hoard_from_Southwestern_Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

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BANDIT NATION – The Bogolin Hoard

UD: April 2019

 

 

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‘’…not content with making incursions merely into the neighboring provinces of Thessaly and Dalmatia, (they) penetrated as far as the Adriatic; checked by the boundary which it formed, since nature apparently stayed their advance, they hurled their weapons against the very waters’’.

(Florus, Epitome of Roman History XXXVIIII, iii)

 

From a military perspective they were capable of mounting a successful and sustained resistance to Roman expansion in this region for over a century, in a number of cases defeating major Roman armies sent against them. Furthermore, as has been pointed out, the archaeological and numismatic evidence from this area indicates a well developed market economy/state organization, and despite the conflict conditions of the time, ‘’this Celtic state, in what is now south-western Bulgaria, was able to produce and maintain a controlled economic/monetary system’’ (Paunov 2012).

 

 

FULL ARTICLE:

https://www.academia.edu/4067834/BANDIT_NATION_-_The_Bogolin_Hoard

 

 

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On Celtic Strymon/Trident type coinage see also: https://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/celtic-strymontrident-coinage/

 

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