The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

Author: William E. Metcalf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199372187

Category: Coins, Greek

Page: 720

View: 4214

A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will fill this gap by providing a systematic overview of the major coinages of the classical world. The Handbook begins with a general introduction by volume editor William E. Metcalf followed by an article establishing the history and role of scientific analysis in ancient numismatics. The subsequent thirty-two chapters, all written by an international group of distinguished scholars, cover a vast geography and chronology, beginning with the first evidence of coins in Western Asia Minor in the seventh century BCE and continuing up to the transformation of coinage at the end of the Roman Empire. In addition to providing the essential background and current research questions of each of the major coinages, the Handbook also includes articles on the application of numismatic evidence to the disciplines of archaeology, economic history, art history, and ancient history. With helpful appendices, a glossary of specialized terms, indices of mints, persons, and general topics, and nearly 900 illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will be an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the classical world, as well as a stimulating reference for collectors and interested lay readers.

Identifying Roman Coins

A Practical Guide to the Identification of Site Finds in Britain

Author: Richard Reece,Simon James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902040400

Category: Coins, Roman

Page: 60

View: 519


Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700

Author: Kenneth W. Harl

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801852916

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 533

View: 7560

The premier form of Roman money since the time of the Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.), coins were vital to the success of Roman state finances, taxation, markets, and commerce beyond the frontiers. Yet until now, the economic and social history of Rome has been written independently of numismatic studies, which detail such technical information as weight standards, mint output, hoards, and finds at archaeological sites. In Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, noted classicist and numismatist Kenneth W. Harl brings together these two fields in the first comprehensive history of how Roman coins were minted and used. Drawing on literary and documentary sources as well as on current methods of metallurgical study and statistical analysis of coins from archaeological sites, Harl presents a sweeping overview of a system of coinage in use for more than a millennium. Challenging much recent scholarship, he emphasizes the important role played by coins in the overseas expansion of the Roman Republic during the second century B.C., in imperial inflationary policies during the third and fourth centuries A.D., and in the dissolution of the Roman Mediterranean order in the seventh century A.D. He also offers the first region-by-region analysis of prices and wages throughout Roman history with reference to the changing buying power of the major circulating denominations. And he shows how the seldom-studied provincial, civic, and imitative coinages were in fact important components of Roman currency. Richly illustrated with photographic reproductions of nearly three hundred specimens, Coinage in the Roman Economy offers a significant contribution to Roman economic history. It will be of interest to scholars and students of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as to professional and amateur numismatists.

Roman Coins and Their Values

Author: David R. Sear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907427459

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 576

View: 3109

The current revision of this popular work marks a radical departure from the envisioned aims of the original edition. This fifth and final volume of the 'Millennium edition' contains a comprehensive listing of the Roman coinage of the period AD 337491 together with background information on the history of each reign and the principal characteristics of its coinage. The catalogue is organized primarily by ruler with the issues then subdivided by denomination and by reverse legend and type.

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The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins

Author: Rasiel Suarez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976466413

Category: Coins, Ancient

Page: 1455

View: 2497


Ancient Greek Coins

Author: G. Kenneth Jenkins

Publisher: Numismatic Fine Arts International

ISBN: 9781852640149

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 182

View: 2085


100 Greatest Ancient Coins

Author: Harlan J. Berk

Publisher: Whitman Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 131

View: 1794


Collecting Greek Coins

Author: Rynearson

Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780794825560

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 4716


Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110278

Category: History

Page: 657

View: 1316

Not much has happened in the Roman Empire since 1994 that required the first edition to be updated, but Bunson, a prolific reference and history author, has revised it, incorporated new findings and thinking, and changed the dating style to C.E. (Common Era) and B.C.E. (Before Common Era). For the 500 years from Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars in 59-51 B.C.E. to the fall of the empire in the west in 476 C.E, he discusses personalities, terms, sites, and events. There is very little cross-referencing.

Ancient Coin Collecting III

The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda

Author: Wayne Sayles

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894785

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 453

Explore one of the world's mightiest empires, tracing a path of more than 700 years of expansion and upheaval, political intrigue and treachery, cultural enlightenment and decadence - all through that empire's fascinating coins. &break;&break;Ancient Coin Collecting III: The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda, traces Roman coins from the empire's origins in the third century B.C. to its final days in the fifth century A.D. This volume - the third in an acclaimed series - follows its predecessors by expanding the road map to collecting these intriguing coins. You'll learn to attribute individual specimens while also gaining valuable insight into a civilization that used its extensive coinage for disseminating political propaganda. &break;&break;Author Wayne G. Sayles shares three decades of collecting experience and a passion for ancient coins that inspires both beginners and experts alike. Collectors will treasure: &break;&break;More than 300 illustrations, allowing coin identification with confidence &break;&break;A comprehensive portrait gallery of Roman emperors depicted on coins &break;&break;Special-interest sections devoted to architecture, astrology, mythology and more &break;&break;Thorough bibliography, glossary and index, making this a powerful desktop reference tool &break;&break;Take a journey through time and discover an exciting hobby with Ancient Coin Collecting III: The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda.

A Guide Book of Canadian Coins

Author: James Haxby

Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780794822514

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 461

View: 4716

A pricing guide for Canadian Coins.

The Book of Khalid

Author: Ameen Rihani

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732680789

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4042

Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 9948

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.


A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

View: 5251

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

History, Rarity, Values, Grading, Varieties

Author: Rick Tomaska,Q. David Bowers

Publisher: Whitman Publishing

ISBN: 9780794836665

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 278

View: 5641

Franklin & Kennedy half dollars are two of the most popular coins in American numismatics. Now Rick Tomaska - the man who first defined Cameo and Deep Cameo coins has written a definitive guide to two oa America's most treasured series.

The Official Whitman Statehood Quarters Collector's Handbook

An Official Whitman Guidebook

Author: Kenneth E. Bressett

Publisher: Whitman Coin Pub

ISBN: 9780312978044

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 88

View: 6400

Discusses the origins of the series of quarters with designs representing each state, describes state entries where available and some of the themes likely to be chosen, and provides information on coin collecting.

Fifty State District of Columbia and Territorial Quarter Folder

1999 Through 2009

Author: Whitman Coin Book and Supplies Staff

Publisher: Whitman Coin Pub

ISBN: 9781582380780


Page: N.A

View: 4136

With the new program introduced by the United States Mint, coin collecting has never been so interesting or exciting. The wildly successful Statehood Quarter program produces over 6 billion quarters per year, which are in turn collected by over 100 million Americans. The new Whitman ten-year folder provides 100 coin slots for each of the fifty states, with room for both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The cover is the traditional Whitman Blue, with gold embossing for a distinctive, elegant appearance. This is a must for any serious collector. The Fifty State Commemorative Quarter Folder is something to be cherished by collectors of all ages.