Ritualizing the Use of Coins in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries

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The article explores aspects of the monetization of the Greek sanctuaries, more specifically how space was created to accommodate coins as objects and their use within the sacred sphere. Except in a limited number of cases, our understanding is still quite fragmented. Where most research has focused on analyzing the coin material or the epigraphic evidence, the intention here is to look more widely at the archaeological evidence connected with coins and coin-related material. This is done in an attempt to appreciate the significance of the progressing monetization and ritualization of the use of coins and in extension to develop an understanding of the possible changes in human behavior in the sanctuaries based on this evidence.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ancient History
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)205-227
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • coins
  • Greek sanctuaries
  • ritualization
  • human behavior


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