AUTHOR: Gabriel TALMAŢCHI
ASPECTS CONCERNING THE ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS THAT FAVOURED THE APPEARANCE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONETARY WORKSHOPS IN THE WEST – PONTIC TOWNS FROM DOBRUJA, DURING THE AUTONOMOUS PERIOD
Danubius, XXIV, Galaţi, 2006, pp. 51-62.
The monetary workshops of the Greek West – Pontic fortresses of Histria, Tomis and Callatis began to issue currency when they reached the adequate economic, commercial, political and military development, all these being conditions for initiating this activity of major importance. At the moment they were fulfilled, the authorities acquired the freedom of monetary expression. The appearance of the currency in the Greek towns of Dobruja was very beneficent for the native population, since it began to know the use of currency and its value. Nevertheless, at times, the local population preferred only the hoarding. The issue of currency was a thing specific to the Greek world; through its monetary emissions, the Pontic area got fully included in the sphere of the Hellenistic civilization, in spite of its peripheral location.