Roman Coins from the Municipium of Brigetio


This paper publishes 50 coins found in the civil town of ancient Brigetio, today Komárom in Hungary. They were unearthed in private gardens and got to the local museum, to private
collections or simply lost by now. These coins provide a good complementary material to the finds excavated 1992 and 2016 at Komárom-Szőny Vásártér (Marketplace), which was the central area of the municipium. Altogether 235 coins were suitable to be analysed in a table showing the circulation of coins struck between AD 68 and 251. A chart was also prepared to highlight the trends based on value (in as) rather than on number of pieces. It shows that the stable presence of coins started in the Flavian period, increased in the Antonine era, however, dropped due to the Marcomannic wars. The reign of the Severan dynasty was a real boost bringing silver denominations instead of bronze ones, which almost exclusively dominated the Antonine period. Coin circulation suddenly ceased after the reign of Trajan Decius, which is also supported by an antoninianus hoard buried ca. AD 252. The last coins represented both in the hoard and in the continuous coin circulation were minted under Trebonianus Gallus.