On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Irene Soto Marín, an assistant professor of classical studies at the University of Michigan and the assistant curator of numismatics at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (University of Michigan). Dr. Soto Marín’s research interests include the ancient economy, numismatics, papyrology, trade, and taxation, especially in Roman Egypt. She has excavated in Turkey and Egypt, and contributed to research projects on Roman coins in the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Listen in, as she discusses the role of Quasi-Official Coinage in Roman Egypt — that is, Egyptian coins produced by state agents outside of the official mint in Alexandria in order to respond to local needs.
Interested in learning more? Check out this related article by Dr. Soto Marín:
Soto Marín, I. (2020). “Coin Molds and a Decentralized Monetary Policy in Tetrarchic Egypt”, American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 32: 309-334.
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Additional Resources Related to this Podcast
Valk, J. and Soto Marín, I. (2021). Ancient Taxation: The Mechanics of Extraction in Comparative Perspective. NYU Press.
Recent Lectures by Dr. Soto Marín
“The Question of Gold in Fourth-Century Egypt” (ANS Money Talks)