• Minting in Vandal North Africa: coins of the Vandal period in the Coin Cabinet of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Author(s):
    Guido M. Berndt, Roland Steinacher (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Early Medieval, Late Antiquity
    Subject(s):
    Roman archaeology, Numismatics, Africa, Roman Empire
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e2cx-pc59
    Abstract:
    This paper offers a re‐examination of some problems regarding the coinage of Vandal North Africa. The coinage of this barbarian successor state is one of the first non‐imperial coinages in the Mediterranean world of the fifth and sixth centuries. Based on the fine collection in the Coin Cabinet of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, this article questions the chronology of the various issues and monetary relations between the denominations under the Vandal kings, especially after the reign of Gunthamund (484–96). The Vandals needed and created a solid financial system. In terms of political, administrative and economic structures they tried to integrate their realm into the changing world of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
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