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Ancient Coin Collecting I

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume I
198 pages, illustrations in text. Casebound. The collecting of ancient coins is steadily increasing. It is the oldest and is considered the most enriching part of the hobby of numismatics.. The value of collections has escalated since the 1970's. Great rarities exist and common bronzes can still be found cheaply. This book will enable the beginner to understand more about collecting ancient coins with the advice of cknowledged expert Wayne G. Sayles. New collectors in pursuit of ancient coins can find answers to many of their questions in this brand new reader-friendly series of books.


Ancient Coin Collecting II

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume II
Numismatic Art of the Greek World. 1997. X, 198 pages, illustrated throughout. Casebound. Whether you're a beginner looking for guidance or an experienced collector searching for a fresh approach to Greek coinage, you'll soon gain the confidence necessary to make smart buying and selling decisions. You will learn to expertly decipher coins from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods and categorize their unique characteristics with guidance from Sayles' succinct explanations and precise illustrations. Whether or not you have a background in Greek culture or understand Greek coins you will appreciate the useful abbreviations, the concise glossary, the clear pronunciation guide, the comprehensive bibliography and the expanded guide.


Ancient Coin Collecting III

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume III
The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda. 1997. X, 198 pages, illustrated throughout. Casebound. The Romans were masters of political propaganda and coins were one of their main vehicles for spreading the prevailing line. Collectors have discovered that Roman coins - available in surprising numbers and often at relatively low cost - paint a vivid picture of a fascinating empire whose history spanned nearly eight centuries. Wayne G. Sayles' fresh approach to ancient coins blends numismatics and history into a colourful tapestry that collectors and historians alike will find inspiring. Follow the rise of the Roman Republic and its coinage, introduced in 290 BC, through the era of Julius Caesar, ultimately to the fall of the Western Empire in 476 AD and the tumultuous final years of the fifth century. As you read, you'll hone your skills as a collector. Learn to understand Roman coin legends and become adept at coin attribution. Understand the role of coins in the Roman political process. Explore special interest topics including mythology, architecture and astrology. And, discover a hobby that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.


Ancient Coin Collecting IV

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume IV
Roman Provincial Coins. 1998. X, 198 pages, illustrations in the text. Casebound. Roman Provincial coins offer a fascinating blend of artistry and history that make them irresistible to collectors. Wayne G. Sayles tells the fascinating story of provincial coin makers, far removed from the propaganda-oriented central government, who found the freedom to celebrate their culture on coins. From the inductrious reign of Emperor Augustus in 27 BC to the end of the third century AD, you will be well-schooled in the differences between the provincial mints and those of central Rome. Using historical background, often substantiated by the coins themselves, trace the Roman expansion and development, its conquests an challenges. Focus on the key cities in each are and discover the influences and assistance of local client kings. Delve into the unique coinage series of Roman Egypt and trace its distinctive growth and change. With detailed photographs, illustrations and regional maps, as well as meticulous attention to cultural variations, design details, and identification aids.


Ancient Coin Collecting V

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume V
The Romaion/Byzantine Culture. 1998. X, 198 pages, illustrated throughout. Casebound. This book offers a visual guide to the Emperors and Empresses of Byzantium, contrasting the artistic styles of Iconoclasm with traditional religious art and traces the evolution of Christian themes on coins of this period of conflict, political change and the rise and fall of powerful dynasties. Spanning nearly 1,000 years after the fall of Rome, the Romaioi, Greek citizens of the Roman East, traced a colourful history and left a rich cultural legacy, all recorded on a fascinating array of coins still available to today's collector. In addition, noted expert Peter Lampined offers a special section on coins that imitate Byzantine style. Boasting hundreds of photographs, maps, an attribution guide, a glossary and a detailed bibliography, this book will find a valued place in the libraries of collectors and historians alike.


Ancient Coin Collecting VI

SAYLES, WAYNE G   Ancient Coin Collecting, volume VI
Non-Classical Cultures. 1999. X, 198 pages, illustrated throughout. Casebound. From the land of Sheba to the Court of Ghengis Khan, the past rings with the famous names of those "other ancients" who left their mark on the coinage. This latest work in the series explores the far-flung and exotic corners of the ancient world and reveals secrets essential to coin collecting success in a realm that some have wrongly assumed as "too complex". This works seeks to change that assumption. Presented in an easy-to-use format, consistent with the previous five volumes, each culture features its own section, with associated maps, bibliography and illustrations. The result is a broad introduction to the topic, and a must-have desktop reference that students of ancient coinage will turn to time and again.


Selected papers in Greek and Near Eastern history

LEWIS D M   Selected papers in Greek and Near Eastern history
1997. Xii, 418 pages. Cloth. David M. Lewis (1928-1994) was one of the foremost historians of the ancient world, and was uniquely expert in both Greek and Near Eastern history. His name appears on the spine of numerous important books, but much of his most original and influential work was published in article form. The papers selected for this volume (four of them previously unpublished) illustrate the range and quality of his work on Greek and Near Eastern history and his particular expertise in dealing with inscriptions, ostraka and coins. Professor Lewis began considering the choice of papers for inclusion before his death and they have been prepared for publication by Professor P.J. Rhodes. A complete bibliography of the author’s published works concludes the volume.Professor Lewis’s interests ran across the frontiers of many disciplines, and students of ancient Greek religion and literature, as well as historians, epigraphists and orientalists, will find many insights in this material.


Samarian Coinage

MESHORER Y & QEDAR S   Samarian Coinage
1999. 128 pages, 31 plates, line drawings and illustrations in text. Cloth. "Since the publication of The Coinage of Samaria in the Fourth Century B.C. many new coin types have been found and brought to our attention. Over the past six years we have discovered even more numismatic material, we still find ourselves overwhelmed by these issues of the period before Alexander, since they are among the most colourful and intriguing groups of coins struck in the area. It was intended to publish an addendum to The Coinage of Samaria, but since the number of new types and variants exceeds the number of those already published, we decided that it would be more appropriate to redo the entire study, incorporating the new material. In practical terms this has enabled us both to re-group and re-arrange all the coins and to correct the descriptions of some coins in the first publication, using recently traced coins traced in better condition. The new material not only increases the number of known types but, above all, affords us a better understanding of the nature of Samarian coins. The second part of The Coinage of Samaria, was devoted to the Samaria hoard. We have decided not to include this part again here but only use the conclusions derived from its study". The authors.


The Early Seleucid Mint of Susa

MKRITT B   The Early Seleucid Mint of Susa
Classical Numismatic Studies, No.2. 1997. xviii. 202 pages, illustrations in text, 34 plates. Cloth. The ancient city of Susa in southern Persia had a long and illustrious history before the arrival of the Greeks. It had been a royal residence of the Acaemenid kings, Shushan of the biblical book of Esther. Taken by Alexander after the fall of Babylon, its coinage began shortly before his death, on his imperial pattern. The area later fell under the control of Antigonus, and then Seleucus, who annexed Susiana shortly after his return to Babylon in 312 B.C. Seleucus' coinages at Susa are among the most varied and evocative of all his issues. This rich and complex coinage was organized and catalogued by Edward T. Newell nearly sixty years ago. Since that time numerous new specimens and varieties of these coins have appeared, and recent scholarship has shown that Newell's arrangement requires substantial revision. Important new hoards have been discovered which provide more precise chronological evidence than was previously available. In this book, Seleucus' issues at this city have been reorganised, with the incorporation of the new coins and recent discoveries. A new chronology based on sophisticated methods of analysis makes Selucus' Susian output one of the most securely dated of the early eastern Seleucid coinages. This has led to numerous discoveries in the dating and purposes of the coinages of other contemporary Seleucid mints, and allowed new interpretations which solve important historical problems, and give a clearer picture of the early development and circulation of the Seleucid royal coinages. Among the corollaries, a new chronology has been developed for the transition of minting operations from Babylon to Seleucia on the Tigris, and a third century coinage of Babylon has been identified. The activities of Seleucus' son Antiochus as co-regent have been placed in the perspective of coinage changes in the east in this period. An important new hoard of Susa trophy coins and early Persid issues is published, leading to the identification and dating of a native revolt against the Seleucids in Persis in the early third century. The evidence from an unusual new Susa tetradrachm indicates the presence of native Persian officials in the Susa mint in the early Seleucid period. These and numerous other discoveries make The Early Mint of Susa of great interest and importance to students of early Seleucid coinages and eastern Hellenistic history.


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