Coining Images of Power: Patterns in the Representation of by Erika Manders

By Erika Manders

Present scholarship on Roman imperial illustration addresses either the ways that person rulers offered themselves to their matters and the way specific features of imperial illustration built through the years. This publication combines those ways. It examines the diachronic improvement of the illustration of Roman imperial energy as an entire in a single medium over an extended time period. via a quantitative and qualitative research of coin forms issued among A.D. 193 and 284, styles within the illustration of third-century Roman emperors on imperial coinage are made obvious. the result's a brand new viewpoint at the improvement of imperial ideology in occasions of trouble.

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57 Caracalla’s motives for the issuance of the edict are obscure. 59 Be that as it may, the Constitutio Antoniniana can be considered a landmark within the spread of Roman citizenship and the unifijication of the Empire. Second, the thousandth anniversary of the city of Rome fell within the reign of Philippus Arabs, namely on the 21st of April in 248. , p. 375. P. Duncan-Jones, “Economic change and the transition to late antiquity”, in: S. Swain and M. Edwards, Approaching Late Antiquity. The Transformation from Early to Late Empire (Oxford, 2004), pp.

Frye, “The Sassanians”, in: Bowman, Garnsey and Cameron, CAH 122, pp. 461–480. On the situation beyond the eastern frontiers in the third century, see Johne, Hartmann and Gerhardt, Die Zeit der Soldatenkaiser, pp. 474–580. 14 chapter one were fought almost continuously since the Persians pursued an agressive expansion policy. Major clashes between the Romans and the Persians took place between 240 and 272, under the reign of the Persian king Shapur I. 16 Second, internal turmoil was rampant from 193 to 284.

22 After Odaenathus’ murder in 267, however, the relationship between Rome and Palmyra changed. 25 On coins minted by the imperial mint in Antioch some of these titles are mentioned. 26 By 19 See also Loriot and Nony, La crise de l’Empire romain, pp. 65–80. Hekster, Rome and its Empire, p. 26. 21 With this victory, the coinage of the Gallic Empire also came to an end. A comparison between the coinage of the Roman Empire and that of the Gallic Empire demonstrates that messages on coins could react to each other, see below, pp.

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