Coinage in the Greek world

Carradice, Ian and Price, Martin Coinage in the Greek world. London: Seaby, 1988.

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Author Carradice, Ian
Price, Martin
Title Coinage in the Greek world
Language of Title eng
Place of Publication London
Publisher Seaby
Publication year 1988
Sub-type Other
ISBN 0900652829
Language eng
Total number of pages 154
Subjects 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The world of the Greeks spread from Spain to India and from Russia to Egypt. Within this wide geographical span coinage was issued by empires and minor monarchies and by large and small city states, leaving for us today a bewildering array of little objects in a variety of metals and sizes. This slim book has arranged the material so that the collector and the student will have an overview of the development of this monetary medium placed within the cultural spheres in which coins originated.

There is a fascination exerted by these objects out of all proportion to their size, and the reader is here introduced to some of the facets of the interest engendered by coins. Every coin that has survived is part of history. Each coin was made for a purpose and the devices placed upon it were consciously chosen to express the authority of the issuer. Through these myriad designs we can look back into the Greek world to search for the stories behind the coins and for the people who made and used them.
Keyword Coins, Greek
Coins, Greek -- History
Coinage -- Greece -- History
Ancient Greek coins
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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