The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

Paperback | January 15, 2016

byWilliam E. Metcalf

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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 atlarge 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 avast 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 helpfulappendices, 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 forcollectors and interested lay readers.

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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 atlarge or the interested lay reader. The Oxford ...

William E. Metcalf is Professor of Classics at Yale University and Ben Lee Damsky Curator of Coins and Medals at the University's Art Gallery.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.69 × 6.69 × 1.42 inPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199372187

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviationsWilliam E. Metcalf: Introduction1. Matthew Ponting: The Substance of Coinage: The Role of Scientific Analysis in Ancient NumismaticsArchaic and Classical Greek Coinage2. John H. Kroll: The Monetary Background of Early Coinage3. Koray Konuk: Asia Minor to the Ionian Revolt4. Michael Alram: The Coinage of the Persian Empire5. Peter van Alfen: The Coinage of Athens, 6th - 1st century B.C.6. Kenneth Sheedy: Aegina, the Cyclades and Crete7. N. K. Rutter: The Coinage of Italy8. Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert: The Coinage of Sicily9. Selene Psoma: Greece and the Balkans to 360 B.C.The Hellenistic World10. Francois de Callatay: Royal Hellenistic Coinages from Alexander to Mithridates11. Richard Ashton: The Hellenistic World: The Cities of Mainland Greece and Asia Minor12. Catharine C. Lorber: The Coinage of the Ptolemies13. Arthur Houghton: The Seleucids14. Oren Tal: Greek Coinages of Palestine15. Fabrizio Sinisi: The Coinage of the ParthiansThe Roman World16. Andrew Burnett: Early Roman Coinage and its Italian Context17. Bernhard E. Woytek: The Denarius Coinage of the Roman Republic18. Rienhold Wolters: The Julio-Claudians19. Pere P. Ripolles: Ancient Spain20. Ian Carradice: Flavian Coinage21. Michel Amandry: The Coinage of the Provinces through Hadrian22. Martin Beckmann: Trajan and Hadrian23. Liv Mariah Yarrow: Antonine Coinage24. R. Ann Johnston: The Provinces after Commodus25. Kevin Butcher: Syria in the Roman Period, 64 B.C. - A.D. 26026. Haim Gitler: Roman Coinages of Palestine27. Richard Abdy: The Severans28. Roger Bland: From Gordian III to the Gallic Empire (A.D. 238-74)29. Sylviane Estiot: The Later Third Century30. Angelo Geissen: The Coinage of Roman Egypt31. Richard Abdy: Tetrarchy and the House of Constantine32. Sam Moorhead: The Coinage of the Later Roman Empire, A.D. 364-49833. Alan M. Stahl: The Transformation of the WestRoger Bland: Appendix 1: Marks of value on later Roman coinsRichard Abdy: Appendix 2: The earliest Christian symbols on Roman coinsIndicesa. Mintsb. PersonsC. General

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"This book represents an unprecedented innovation in numismatic literature and is becoming widely regarded as the best introduction to classical ancient coins. It is far more than a guide written solely for collectors. Instead, it was written to serve also as an introduction for graduate orpost-doctoral students in the ancient cultures who seek training in classical numismatics. As a work in the renowned Oxford Handbooks series, this volume was written to offer an authoritative and annotated state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research in the subject area. However, it isjust that focus that makes it such a valuable text for serious collectors of ancient coins." --Roger Kuntz, Rochester Numismatic Association