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Recommended by Ute Wartenberg Kagan

Scheidel, W. et al. 2008. The Cambridge Economic History of the Graeco-Roman World. Cambridge University Press.

An excellent introduction to the economic history of the Graeco-Roman world. Written by leading specialists in the field of economic history, it gives numismatists a basic understanding how historians currently view the economy of the ancient world. An important book for numismatic scholars and collectors.

Martin, Thomas R. 2000. Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times. Yale University Press.

A great introduction for the general reader by ANS Trustee Thomas R. Martin, Jeremiah O'Connor Professor in Classics, Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The book gives a great overview of all aspects of the Greek world. Great illustrations.

Bacharach, Jere L. 2006. Islamic History Through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage. American University in Cairo Press.

ANS Trustee, Professor Jere L. Bacharach, presents an overview of the gold dinars and silver dirhams issued by the Ikhshidid rulers of Egypt and Palestine (935–69). A book for the Islamic collector and scholar.

Harl, Kenneth W. 1996. Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Harris, W.V. 2008. The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans. Oxford University Press.

von Reden, Sitta. 2008. Money in Ptolemaic Egypt: From the Macedonian Conquest to the End of the 3rd Century B.C. Cambridge University Press.

Seaford, Richard. 2004. Money and the Early Greek Mind. Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy. Cambridge University Press.

Meadows, Andrew and K. Shipton (eds.). 2004. Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World. Oxford University Press.

Shell, Marc. 1993. Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophic Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Shell, Marc. 1993. The Economy of Literature. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Strassler, Robert. 2009. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories. Anchor; Reprint edition.

Ferguson, Niall. 2009. The Ascent of Money. A Financial History of the World. Penguin.

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