This project analyses in detail the coinage of the Vandals in North Africa.

The goal of the project is to subject the coinage of the Vandal period in North Africa from 439 until 534 AD to a new analytic consideration. A die analysis, based on a broad foundation of materials of the Vandal AR- and Large-AE coins is in progress, as well as a synopsis of the coin hoard finds, in order to clarify the internal and absolute chronology of the so-called proto-Vandal coins. Monetary-historical aspects will also be treated, based on a comprehensive metrological analysis. When possible, the results will be incorporated into the wider context of the political and economic history, as well as the history of ideas of the Vandal kingdom.


Principal Investigator


    • Robert Keck
    • Wolfgang Hahn