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Ancient Greek Coins

The sculpture of the ancient Greeks is acknowledged supreme and, although the art has often been revived over the last two millennia, man has rarely equaled the splendid classic Greek forms. In circles of mere millimeters, ancient Greek coins contain most of the finest qualities of the sculpture, and a subtle record of the harmonies of line and form. Taken collectively, ancient Greek coinage chronicles the archaic origins, the rise to classical height, and the decay of ancient Greek art, and also explains the causes of that rise and decline. The numismatic record thoroughly documents the political, commercial, cultural, and economic history of the ancient Greek world.


Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume II: Asia and Africa

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Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume II: Asia and Africa by David R. Sear


The most complete and comprehensively illustrated collectors guide to the coins of the Greek world. Covering the city coinages of the Greek east from Syria and Phoenicia to Babylonia and Baktria. North Africa, including the important mints of Kyrene and Carthage, forms the third part of the catalogue. The final section is devoted to the regal issues of the principal kingdoms of the Hellenistic Age ending with Cleopatra VII of Egypt whose death brought to an end the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.
BK65547. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume II: Asia and Africa by David R. Sear, London 1979, reprinted 2000, 446 pages, 4 tables of ancient alphabets, 11 maps, 4,500 coins listed, with 2,000 coin illustrations, valuations, hardback, new, special price!; $58.00 (€51.04)


Greek Coins and Their Values. Volume I: Europe

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Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume I: Europe by David R. Sear

This catalogue sets out to achieve what has not been attempted before, a listing of every main type of ancient Greek coinage. The average collector should be able to locate in this catalogue all the types likely to be encountered, in one denomination or another; the historical notes provide valuable background information. Complementing this comprehensive listing of Greek coins is a selection of contemporary Celtic coins, the designs of which are derived largely from Greek types. This first volume covers the Greek coins of Europe arranged in geographical order from Spain in the West to the Peloponnese and Crete.
BK65548. Greek Coins and Their Values. Volume I: Europe by David R. Sear, London 1978, reprinted 2000, 318 pages, 4 tables of ancient alphabets, 11 maps, 3,395 coins listed, with 1,500 coin illustrations, valuations, hardback, special price!; $58.00 (€51.04)


Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values

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GREEK IMPERIAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES by David R. Sear.

This catalogue is unique in providing the collector with the only comprehensive and authoritative guide devoted specifically to the local coinages of the Roman Empire, undoubtedly the most neglected series in the whole of ancient classical numismatics. Greek Imperial coins span more than three centuries from Augustus to Diocletian, and were issued at over six hundred mints from Spain in the west to Mesopotamia in the east. The catalogue is arranged in three sections; first, the coins bearing the heads of emperors and empresses are catalogued in their chronological sequence, reign by reign. This arrangement aids the collector in identification and emphasizes the true importance of the local series as a complement to the empire-wide Roman state coinage. Within each reign the issues are placed in their traditional geographical sequence, as are the quasi-autonomous coins (those without imperial names and portraits) which are listed separately in section two. The third section of the catalogue lists contemporary coinages - the products of independent and semi-independent states belonging to the same era as Greek Imperial issues - and, in many instances, completes the listing begun in the two volumes of Greek Coins and their Values. In addition to cataloguing and valuing over 6,000 coins, full information is provided on all aspects of the subjects, types and inscriptions, magistrates' titles, city epithets, dates and eras, denominations and marks of value and a full alphabetical listing of all the mints (with ethnics) engaged in the production of Greek Imperial coin.
BKBSGIC. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire, London 1982, Reprinted 1997, xxxvi, 636 pages, illustrated throughout with over 1,750 photographs, 10 maps, valuations, hardback with dust-cover, special price!; $58.00 (€51.04)


Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 2: Anamur Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins

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Please note that if you order 3 or more books and our shopping cart shipping charges add up to an excessive amount, we will reduce the shipping charge and only charge the actual cost of postage!
BK65560. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 2: Anamur Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins, Istanbul, 2007, hardbound, quatro, 40 pages of plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (469 coins); $110.00 (€96.80)


Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 4: Ancient Coins from Mysia, Troad and Aeolis in the Collection of Selcuk Tanrikulu

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SNG Tanrikulu

The collection is almost entirely bronze coinage. Larger selections from Aegaea, Cyme, Gambium, Myrina and Pergamum.
BK65558. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 4: Ancient Coins from Mysia, Troad and Aeolis in the Collection of Selcuk Tanrikulu, Istanbul, 2010; hardbound, quatro, 55 pages, 24 plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (541 coins); $80.00 (€70.40)


Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 3: Çanakkale Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins of Mysia, Troas, etc.

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SNG Çanakkale

An essential reference for Alexandria Troas. Also, particularly useful for Parium, Mysia and Ilium, Troas. Smaller selections from other areas, from Macedonia to Egypt.
BK65511. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 3: Çanakkale Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins of Mysia, Troas, etc., Istanbul, 2009; hardbound, quatro, 42 pages of plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (667 coins); $75.00 (€66.00)


The Coinage of Aphrodisias

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BK65108. The Coinage of Aphrodisias by David Macdonald, Royal Numismatic Society, Special Publication No. 23, hardcover book with dust jacket,169 pages, 32 coin plates in black and white, shelf-worn, NEW; $45.00 (€39.60)


A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World

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A DICTIONARY OF THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD

by David Sacks



Over five hundred entries and seventy line drawings in an A-Z reference of Greek civilization.
BKB9873. A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World by David Sacks, New York, 1995, paperback, 306 pages, new, one copy available; $16.00 (€14.08)


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Ephesos, Ionia

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See this type online:
RPC Online VI
Asia Minor Coins
ANS Mantis (No photo on ANS, but photo of this specimen is available on RPC Online.)
SH87621. Bronze AE 36, Karwiese MvE 5.2 p. 164, 750b (O3/R3, only 1 spec. of this variety); RPC Online VI T4956 (5 spec.); ANS Mantis 1972.185.5, Choice EF, excellent centering, olive green patina, some legend weak, small flaw/punch on reverse, porous, weight 25.344 g, maximum diameter 36.3 mm, die axis 180o, Ephesos mint, obverse AYT K M AYP CEB AΛEΞAN∆POC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse M-ONΩN - ΠPΩTΩN - ACIAC, on left: cult statue of Artemis standing facing, wearing ornate kalathos, flanked on each side by a stag, arms with supports; on right: Demeter enthroned left, wreathed in grain, two stalks of grain in right hand, long torch vertical in left hand; EΦECIΩN in exergue; only the second known of this variety with stags flanking Artemis, fantastic HUGE 36mm provincial bronze!; $2950.00 (€2596.00)


Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type

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Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
SH85577. Electrum hekte, Phokaic standard 1/6 stater; unpublished, EF, flan cracks, weight 2.721 g, maximum diameter 8.96 mm, uncertain western Anatolia mint, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse plain globular surface; reverse one small incuse square punch; extremely rare; $2300.00 (€2024.00)




  







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