Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Guide: Part I, Seleucus I through Antiochus II

seleucid1Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Guide: Part I, Seleucus I through Antiochus II

by Arthur Houghton and Catherine Lorber (2002)

Hardcover, 2 vols.
ISBN-13: 978-0-970926-852
ISBN-10: 0-9709268-5-2
List Price US$225.00

Seleucid Coins, Part I, is the first comprehensive treatment of early Seleucid coinage since Edward T. Newell’s Eastern Seleucid Mints (1938) and Western Seleucid Mints (1941). It expands on Newell’s catalogues with hundreds of new varieties that have come to light over the past sixty years, bringing together issues described in the scholarly literature and in commercial publications, as well as much material that is published here for the first time. In addition, Houghton and Lorber have critically examined both Newell’s attributions and those of other scholars. They propose a number of significant reattributions, some of which redraw the map of Seleucid numismatics.

Seleucid Coins is intended to be, first and foremost, a practical resource for coin identification. It is designed to be accessible to beginners and to numismatists who do not specialize in the Seleucids. The catalogues are organized in historical and geographic order, first by reign, then by mint, then by metal, denomination and issue. There are indices that enable searches by control marks, remarkable types, remarkable legends, and countermarks. More than one hundred plates illustrate representative examples of virtually every coin type and denomination from every mint.

In addition to an easy entry to the identification of Seleucid coins, the book contains extensive historical and other reference material that allows a deeper understanding of the historical context of Seleucid coin production. There is an introductory essay for each reign, opening with a summary of historical events, and proceeding with an overview of the ruler’s coinage, mint policies, and iconographic program. Yet broader overviews are available in the front matter: a chronological table that juxtaposes major historical and numismatic developments, a stemma of Seleucid genealogy, and general observations on mint function and administration. A succession of maps illustrates the changing constellations of Seleucid mints. The appendices offer in-depth treatment of special topics, including bronze denominations and metrology, and countermarks appearing on Seleucid bronze coins. Other appendices are resources for further study: a complete list of hoards containing early Seleucid coins, and detailed surveys of the monetary output of the early Seleucid kings by reign and by region. Seleucid Coins, Part 1, will become an indispensable reference work for collectors, dealers, and scholars, including those in the fields of archaeology, history and art history. Two volumes, illustrated.

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The Norman Davis Collection

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(Ancient Coins in North American Collections 1, 1969)

by Hyla A. Troxell

Softcover, 53 pp., 28 pls. Catalogue.

Price: US$4.98 (no Member discount)

Assembled over the course of 20 years, the Norman Davis Collection comprises examples of the major coinages of the Greek world. It is noteworthy not only for the consistently high standard of style and condition, but also for special series and individual rarities. Th Seleucid and Indo-Greek sequences are particularly impressive and any museum would be proud to possess unique specimens like the state of Melos, the tetradrachm of Heliocles of Bactria, and the tetradrachm of Ptolemy IV.

The publication conforms to the general format of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum fascicules in placing emphasis on the reproduction of the coins and limiting the text to basic numismatic data. References and dates are given only when there has been a thorough mint study of a particular coinage. All weights are in grams and all coins are silver unless otherwise indicated.

An Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards

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by Margaret Thompson, Otto Mørkholm, and Colin M. Kraay (1973)

Softcover, 408 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-068-2
ISBN-10: 0-89722-068-4

Price: $6.98 (no member discount)

Contents:

Maps: Greece-Western Euxine, Bulgaria, Rumania
Inventory:
Greece
Macedonia and the North
Thrace and the Western Euxine
South Russia
Asia Minor and Cyprus
The Levant
Egypt
The East
Italy
Sicily
North Africa
Spain
Gaul
Concordance: Noe-Inventory
Index of Hoards
Index of Kings and Dynasts
Index of Mints: Cities, Tribes and Districts

The John Max Wulfing Collection in Washington University

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(Ancient Coins in North American Collections 2, 1979)

by Kevin Herbert

Hardcover, 30 p., 22 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-180-1
ISBN-10: 0-89722-180-X

Price: US$5.98 (no Member discount)

This slim volume is an illustrated catalogue of 437 Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins which John Max Wulfing (1859–1929) donated to the Department of Classics of Washington University in 1928, presented here in sylloge form.

Wheaton College Collection of Greek and Roman Coins

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(Ancient Coins in North American Collections 3, 1981)

by J. David Bishop and R. Ross Holloway

Hardcover, 32 pp., 32 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-190-0
ISBN-10: 0-89722-190-7
Price: US$4.98 (no member discount)

This volume is a catalogue of the entire Wheaton College collection of Greek and Roman coins as of 1981. The text deals solely with the basic numismatic data and plates of the collection, are also included.

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The Coinage of the Lycian League (Out of Print)

The Coinage of the Lycian League

(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 162, 1982)

by Hyla A. Troxell

Hardcover, 255 pp., 44 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-192-4
ISBN-10: 0-89722-192-3

OUT OF PRINT

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Contents:

Historical Background
Catalogue Format
PERIOD I: BRONZES OF LYCIA IN GENERE
Three denominations, ca. 200-167 BC
PERIOD II: SILVER OF THE CITIES
Drachms, 167 b.c. or later-ca. 84-81 BC
Series 1 mints: Antiphellus, Cadyanda, Candyba?, Cyaneae, Gagae, Limyra, Myra, Olympus (true League and pseudo-League), Patara, Phaselis (true League and pseudo-
League), Phellus, Pinara, Rhodiapolis, Sidyma, Tlos, Trebendae, Xanthus
Series 2 mints: Limyra, Olympus (pseudo-League), Phaselis (pseudo-League)
Series 3 mints: Cyaneae, Limyra, Olympus (pseudo-League), Phaselis (pseudo-League)
PERIOD III: BRONZES OF THE CITIES
Three denominations, ca. 100?-mid 30s BC
Mints: Antiphellus, Aperlae, Arycanda, Cadyanda, Cyaneae, Gagae, Limyra, Myra, Patara, Phellus, Pinara, Tlos, Trebendae, Xanthus
PERIOD IV: SILVER OF THE DISTRICTS
Drachms, hemidrachms and quarter drachms, mid 40s-after 19/18 BC
Mints: chiefly Cragus and Masicytus, but also Cyaneae, Myra, Myra-Masicytus, Pinara, Telmessus-Cragus ?, Tlos-Cragus
PERIOD V: BRONZES OF THE DISTRICTS
Four or more denominations, and also sestertii and dupondii, late 30s BC-ca. AD 40 ?
Mints: chiefly Cragus and Masicytus, but also Cyaneae, Myra-Masicytus, Telmessus-Cragus, Tlos, Tlos-Cragus, Xanthus-Cragus
THE ACTUAL MINTING PLACES OF THE LYCIAN LEAGUE COINAGE
INDEX OF ISSUES BY MINT
APPENDICES
1. Misattributions
2. Forgeries
3. Claudius’ Lycian Coinage
4. Aperlae Drachm

Studies on Early Byzantine Gold Coinage

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(Numismatic Studies 17, 1988)

edited by Wolfgang Hahn and William E. Metcalf

Hardcover, 142 pp., 24 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-225-9
ISBN-10: 0-89722-225-3
Price: US$24.98 (no Member discount)

Contents:

Introduction (Wolfgang Hahn and William E. Metcalf)
The Joint Reign Gold of Justin I and Justinian I (William E. Metcalf)
The Monte Judica Hoard and the Sicilian Moneta Auri under Justininan I and Justin II (Niall Fairhead and Wolfgang Hahn)
Carthage: The Moneta Auri under Justinian I and Justin II, 537–578 (Cécile Morrisson)
The Minting of Gold Coinage at Thessalonica in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries and the Gold Currency of Illyricum and Dalmatia (D. M. Metcalf)
Seventh-Century Byzantine Coins in Southern Russia and the Problem of Light Weight Solidi (John Smedley)
Microchemical Analysis of the Metal Content of Some Eight-Century Coins of Rome and Ravenna (Wolfgang Hahn)
The Debasement of the Provincial Byzantine Gold Coinage from the Seventh to Ninth Centuries (W. A. Oddy)

Alexander’s Drachm Mints II: Lampsacus and Abydus

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(Numismatic Studies 19, 1991)

by Margaret Thompson

Hardcover, 77 pp., 34 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-241-9
ISBN-10: 0-89722-241-5

Price: US$55.00

Contents:

Lampsacus
Attribution
Catalogue and Commentaries
Synopsis of the Coinage
Chronology
Abydus
Attribution
Catalogue and Commentaries
Synopsis of the Coinage
Chronology
Hoards
Alphabetical Listing
Gold Silver
Hoard Chart

Silver Coinage with the Types of Aesillas the Quaestor

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(Numismatic Studies 22, 2000)

by Robert A. Bauslaugh

Hardcover, 119 pp., 15 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-269-3
ISBN-10: 0-89722-269-5
Price: US$7.98 (no Member discount)

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Contents:

Introduction
CATALOGUE
Group I, 01-06, obv. no theta (except 05B, 06C-D), rev. with/without A
Commentary
Group II, 07-013, obv. theta, rev. with/without A and pellets
Commentary
Group III, 014-015, obv. B- and 8, rev. with/without B, no pellets
Commentary
Group IV, 016-019, obv. theta with SI, rev. AESILLAS and SVVRA LEG PR0 Q, no pellets, except R93
Commentary
Group V, 020-031, obv. theta, rev. with/without pellets
Commentary
Group VI, 032-083, obv. theta, rev. no pellets
Commentary
Group VII, 084-087, obv. CAE PR added, with/without theta, rev. no pellets
Commentary
Group VIII, 088-0102, obv. theta, rev. combinations of pellets
Commentary
Drachms, Dr. 1 – Dr. 7
Ancient Imitations and Forgeries, Im. 1 – Im. 7, Dr. Im. 1
METROLOGY AND PRODUCTION CONTROLS
Weights
Flans
Die Axes
Striking Patterns
Possible Control Systems
Summary
Overstrikes
Hoards and Circulation
Conclusion