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Roman History from Coins

Roman History from Coins

Some Uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian

  • Author: Michael Grant
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Coins, Roman
  • Page: 95
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Ancient History from Coins

Ancient History from Coins

  • Author: Christopher Howgego
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134877838
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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Like other volumes in this series, Ancient History from Coins demystifies a specialism, introducing students (from first year upwards) to the techniques, methods, problems and advantages of using coins to do ancient history. Coins are a fertile source of information for the ancient historian; yet too often historians are uneasy about using them as evidence because of the special problems attaching to their interpretation. The world of numismatics is not always easy for the non-specialist to penetrate or understand with confidence. Dr Howgego describes and anlyses the main contributions the study of coins can make to ancient history, showing shows through numerous examples how the character, patterns and behaviour of coinage bear on major historical themes. Topics range from state finance and economic policy to imperial domination and political propaganda through coins types. The period covered by the book is from the invention of coinage (ca 600BC) to AD 400.

From Coins to History

From Coins to History

Selected Numismatic Studies

  • Author: Harold B. Mattingly
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472113316
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 310
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Collects in one volume many rare papers on a range of numismatic studies

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

  • Author: Christopher Howgego,Volker Heuchert,Andrew Burnett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199237845
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 228
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Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges over the whole Roman world from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300. The subject is approached through surveys of the broad geographical and chronological structure of the evidence, through chapters which focus on ways of expressing identity, and through regional studies which place the numismatic evidence in local context.

Roman Historical Coins

Roman Historical Coins

  • Author: Clive Foss
  • Publisher: Numismatic Fine Arts International
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 335
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The Metallurgy of Roman Silver Coinage

The Metallurgy of Roman Silver Coinage

From the Reform of Nero to the Reform of Trajan

  • Author: Kevin Butcher,Matthew Ponting
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107027128
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 830
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"The fineness of Roman imperial and provincial coinage has been regarded as an indicator of the broader fiscal health of the Roman Empire, with the apparent gradual decline of the silver content being treated as evidence for worsening deficits and the contraction of the supply of natural resources from which the coins were made. This book explores the composition of Roman silver coinage of the first century AD, re-examining traditional interpretations in the light of an entirely new programme of analysesof the coins, which illustrates the inadequacy of many earlier analytical projects. In addition, minor and trace elements, and lead isotopes, provide evidence for the supply of materials and refining and minting technology. Sometimes this allows us to determine the origin of the metal, whether freshly mined, or recycled. It can even pinpoint likely episodes of recycling old coins and, when combined with the study of hoards, hint at possible strategies of stockpiling of metal. The creation of reserves hasa direct bearing on the question of the adequacy of revenues and fiscal health"--

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

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.

The Functions and Use of Roman Coinage

The Functions and Use of Roman Coinage

An Overview of 21st Century Scholarship

  • Author: Fleur Kemmers
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004413537
  • Category: History
  • Page: 90
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How do scholars of the 21st century understand the functions and use of Roman coinage? What role did it play in political communication and state payments? How were these coins used by the heterogeneous population of the Roman Empire?

The Roman Monetary System

The Roman Monetary System

The Eastern Provinces from the First to the Third Century AD

  • Author: Constantina Katsari
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139496646
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The Roman monetary system was highly complex. It involved official Roman coins in both silver and bronze, which some provinces produced while others imported them from mints in Rome and elsewhere, as well as, in the East, a range of civic coinages. This is a comprehensive study of the workings of the system in the Eastern provinces from the Augustan period to the third century AD, when the Roman Empire suffered a monetary and economic crisis. The Eastern provinces exemplify the full complexity of the system, but comparisons are made with evidence from the Western provinces as well as with appropriate case studies from other historical times and places. The book will be essential for all Roman historians and numismatists and of interest to a broader range of historians of economics and finance.

Coinage and Money Under the Roman Republic

Coinage and Money Under the Roman Republic

Italy and the Mediterranean Economy

  • Author: Michael Hewson Crawford
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520055063
  • Category: History
  • Page: 355
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