Rinvenimenti monetali ad Ercolano nel '700
In: Studi e Ricerche del Parco Archeologico di Pompei: 43, 2020
The coin finds are non-secondary segment of the archaeological documentation found out in Herculaneum already during the eighteenth century. The investigation, based on large dossier of archive and bibliographic documents, is the unique source for reconstructing a large piece of documentation, no longer identifiable in the MAN’s numismatic collection. The cross-analysis of the documents has allowed to reconstruct the picture of the finds under the profile of the quantity and quality of the currency present in the last phase of city life. No less relevant is the nature of this documentation as expression of culture and scientific interest in the ancient world, matured during the eighteenth century in the Neapolitan environment, allowing to evaluate the methodological lines adopted and to follow the evolution of research, specifically the type of attention paid to the “coin” document.