Studies on Early Byzantine Gold Coinage


(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)


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


(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


Catalogue and Commentaries
Synopsis of the Coinage
Catalogue and Commentaries
Synopsis of the Coinage
Alphabetical Listing
Gold Silver
Hoard Chart

Silver Coinage with the Types of Aesillas the Quaestor


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

Hacksilber to Coinage: New Insights into the History of the Near East and Greece


(Numismatic Studies 24, 2001)

edited by Miriam S. Balmuth

Hardcover, 136 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-281-5
ISBN-10: 0-89722-281-4

Price: US$12.98 (no Member discount)


The silver hoard from Tel Dor (Ephraim Stern)
The Tel Mique-Ekron silver hoards: The Assyrian and Phoenician connections (Seymour Gitin and Amir Golani)
The Silver Trail: response to the papers of Ephraim Stern and Seymour Gitlin (William G Dever)
The impact on the natural sciences of Hacksilber and early silver coinage (Zofia A Stos-Gale)
The conceptual prehistory of money and its impact on the Greek economy (David M Schaps)
Observations on monetary instruments in pre-coinage Greece (John H Kroll)
Analyzing and interpreting the metallurgy of early electrum coins (Paul T Keyser and David D Clark)
Remarks on the value and standards of early electrum coins (Robert Wallace)

Diva Faustina: Coinage and Cult in Rome and the Provinces


(Numismatic Studies 26, 2012)

by Martin Beckmann

ISBN 978-0-89722-322-5
ISSN 051-7404-X
184 pp., 36 pls., 18 die-charts
US$24.98 (no Member discount)

The coinage struck posthumously in the name of Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, was the largest such issue ever produced by the mint of Rome. Until now it has been impossible to date these coins with any accuracy, and thus difficult to determine their place in imperial ideology. This study definitively resolves the chronological difficulties of these undated issues by means of die study of Diva Faustina’s gold and bronze coinage. This new understanding of the coinage then forms the basis for a study of the iconographic commemoration of Faustina in all media throughout the empire. It sheds significant new light on the changing nature of the cult of Faustina during (and perhaps after) the lifetime of her husband Antoninus Pius, on the nature and mechanisms of family commemoration in the Antonine period in general, on the cult of the divi divaeque, and especially on the role of imperial women, living and dead, in the presentation of the public image of the emperor both in Rome and in the provinces. The volume contains illustrated catalogues of the sestertii and aurei in the name of Diva Faustina, including forgeries and a statistical analysis, co-authored with Warren Esty.


Materials and Method
DEDICATIO AEDIS—The Temple of Divine Faustina
VOTA PVBLICA—The Marriage of Faustina’s Daughter
AETERNITAS—The Anniversary of Faustina’s Deification
Faustina’s Coinage in Context
Appendix. Coin Production and Mint Practice (with Warren Esty)
Catalogue of Aurei
Catalogue of Sestertii

Martin Beckmann is assistant professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University and author of The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument.

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The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros


(Numismatic Studies 28, 2013)

by John A. N. Z. Tully

Price: US$29.98 (no Member discount)
ISSN 0517-404-x
ISBN 978-0-89722-329-4
Hardcover, 250 pp., 27 pls.

This book is the first comprehensive study of the monetary history of one of the major coin-producing states of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean. It analyzes the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman coinages of the Cycladic island of Paros. It presents a die study of all known silver and bronze issues, and argues that Paros and its neighbor Naxos minted in the Hellenistic Period not on the Rhodian standard as has sometimes been thought, but on their own distinct standard: the “island standard”. All coin types are fully described, and die varieties are illustrated in 27 plates.


Ascription, Types, and Iconography
Overview, Metrology, and Quantification
Archaeological and Hoard Evidence
Paros, Naxos and the Numismatic Context
Appendix 1. Non-Parian Issues
Appendix 2. Ancient Imitative Coinage
Appendix 3. Modern Parian Forgeries
Appendix 4. Weight and Frequency Distribution
Appendix 5. Naxian and Parian Comparanda

John Tully read Greats at Magdalen College, Oxford before moving to Harvard, then Princeton, where he finished his PhD dissertation on “Networks, Hegemony, and Multipolarity in the Hellenistic Cyclades” in 2012. In 2010, he took the Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics at the ANS in New York; this book is a direct result of the project he started there. He is currently a consultant in New York.

“Tully’s work is an outstanding example of numismatic scholarship and erudition, which substantially advances the ongoing discussion of how to interpret the Cyclades within the Greek world. In particular, his handsomely produced book now becomes the definitive starting-point for all future examinations of Parian coinages.”
–Corey J. Ellithorpe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia (Out of Print)

CCKcovera_a(Numismatic Studies 25, 2010)

by Martin Huth and Peter G. van Alfen

ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-312-6
602 pp., 42 pls.


This volume represents the first comprehensive look at ancient Arabian coinage in toto since George Hill’s 1922 British Museum catalogue. In addition to a catalogue and updated typologies of Philistian, Nabataean, Minaen, Qatabanian, Sabaean, Himyarite, and Gerrhean coinages, among others, and die studies of the owl and Alexander imitations, this volume features essays written by numismatists, archaeologists, and epigraphists that situate the coins within their political, social, and economic contexts. As these studies demonstrate, the beginnings of coinage in Arabia followed two very distinct traditions, the first along a line running roughly from Gaza on the Mediterranean coast to the Hadhramawt on the Arabian Sea, the other in eastern Arabia, running along the Persian Gulf coast from the mouth of the Euphrates to the Oman peninsula.


The Arabian Peninsula, 600 BCE to 600 CE (D. T. Potts)

The Circulation of Forieng Coins within Arabia and of Arabian Coins outside the Peninsula in the Pre-Islamic Era (D. T. Potts)

Monetary Circulation in South West Aravia between the Fourth and Second Centuries BCE: The al-Jawf Hoards of 2001 and 2002 (Martin Huth)

Gods and Kings: On the Imagery of Arabian Coinage (Martin Huth)

The Gold Coins (Martin Huth)

Notes on the Coinages of the Philistian Cities (Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert)

Important Additions to the Corpus of Nabataean Coins since 1990 (Oliver Hoover and Rachel Barkay)

Some Nabataean Questions Reconsidered (Martin Huth)

Athenian Imitations from Arabia (Martin Huth)

Die Studies of the Earliest Qatabanian and Sabaean Coinages (Peter G. van Alfen)

The Monetary Terminology of Ancient South Arabia in Light of New Epigraphic Evidence (Peter Stein)

The So-Called Cursive Legend Reconsidered (Martin Huth and Peter Stein)

Himyarite Kings on Coinage (Christian Robin)

A New Chronology for the Arabian Alexanders (Olivier Callot)

The “Abiel” Coins of Eastern Arabia: A Study of the Aramaic Legends (Michael C. A. MacDonald)

A Die Study of the “Abiel” Coinage of Eastern Arabia (Peter G. van Alfen)

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Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal

(Numismatic Studies 23, 2000; published in association with Garland)

by Stephen K. Scher

Hardcover, 240 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8153-2074-6
ISBN-10: 0-8153-2074-4
Non-Member Price: US$52.00
Member Price: US$24.98

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An introduction to the Renaissance portrait medal / Stephen K. Scher
Pisanello’s Paragoni / Raymond B. Waddington
Visual constructions of the art of war : images for Machiavelli’s Prince / Joanna Woods-Marsden
‘Un gran pelago’ : the Impresa and the medal reverse in fifteenth-century Italy / Kristen Lippincott
‘The modern Lysippus’ : a Roman quattrocentro medalist in context / Louis Alexander Waldman
Changing patterns of antiquarianism in the imagery of the Italian Renaissance medal / John Cunnally
Mint and medal in the Renaissance / Alan M. Stahl
Text and image / J. Graham Pollard
Giovanni Bernardi and the question of medal attribution in sixteenth-century Italy / Philip Attwood
A creative moment : thoughts on the genesis of the German portrait medal / Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Classical subjects on Erzgebirge medals / Hermann Maué
Correct and incorrect : the composition of medallic reverses in late-seventeenth-century France / Mark Jones