The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

Author: William E. Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199372187
Category: Coins, Greek
Page: 720
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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
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Roman Coins and Their Values

Author: David R. Sear
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907427459
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 576
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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.

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
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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.

Eric II

The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
Author: Rasiel Suarez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976466413
Category: Coins, Ancient
Page: 1455
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Ancient Greek Coins

Author: G. Kenneth Jenkins
Publisher: Numismatic Fine Arts International
ISBN: 9781852640149
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 182
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Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

Author: Matthew Bunson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110278
Category: History
Page: 657
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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
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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.

The Book of Khalid

Author: Ameen Rihani
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732680789
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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.

New Orleans City Guide

Author: Works Progress Administration
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 189105340X
Category: History
Page: 430
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In 1938, under the direction of novelist and historian Lyle Saxon, The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration produced this delightfully detailed portrait of New Orleans. Containing recipes, photographs and folklore, it is consistently hailed as one of the best books produced about the city. Remarkably, many of the sites and attractions the WPA chronicled in 1938 are still around today.

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992
Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135575347
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 672
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Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.