Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The emperor's family on coins (third century): Ideology of stability in times of unrest

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In many of his multifaceted studies Lukas de Blois has discussed different aspects of the conception of third-century emperorship and of the views on virtues and qualities of emperors. The last years of discussion made it obvious that not only careful analysis and the consideration of long-term-developments, but also the acceptance of the imperative to sustain antagonisms in ancient authors and to point out the differences of and in sources, authors, inscriptions, coins, monuments, may as well add insights into the concepts of emperor and emperorship in the third century. This chapter aims to add one more facet to the complicated issue of third-century conceptions of power and authority. It starts with an overview of dynastic themes on imperial coinage and then gives some examples of variations, traditions and innovations of this specific imperial imagery and ideology of the period concerned.

Keywords: imperial coinage; Lukas de Blois; third-century emperorship



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Crises and the Roman Empire — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation