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Victoria Vening-Richards

Classics, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

The Eastern Provincial Coinage of the Flavian Imperial Women

Traditionally classical scholarship has studied the Flavian imperial women (69-96 AD) through an imperial lens thus neclecting provincial evidence, which not only has the capacity to inform our current understanding of the Flavian empresses but also advance our knowldege of the provincial-imperial socio-political relationship of the 1st Century AD. Consequently, this PhD will investigate the numismatic representation of the Flavian imperial women on coinage of the eastern provinces within a wider representational context of sculpture and epigraphy. 

Research areas of interest include:

  • Mint adminstration of eastern provinces.
  • Influence of the imperial cult on iconographic choice.
  • Emperor vs. Empress coin imagery.
  • The socio-political power of numismatic iconography.

Research Area

  • Classics