New Jersey State Coppers

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New Jersey State Coppers

by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish

Hardcover: 592 pp.

ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-328-7

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As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy:

Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm… [with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal…. You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves….

Early coppers are rich in die varieties, cracked dies, imperfect and unusual planchets, mis-struck coins and other minor variations. It is therefore not surprising that to some extent the different die varieties are recognizable by characteristic color and surface texture, as well as by die breaks, peculiarities of the planchet, and so on.

New Jersey State Coppers shows that never were these words more true than in the case of the coins struck for New Jersey by Thomas Goadsby, Albion Cox, Walter Mould, and Matthias Ogden from 1786 until as late as 1790. By way of introduction, the authors fully discuss the often tumultuous history of the New Jersey copper coinage and its creators alongside the equally compelling story of the men, like Dr. Edward Maris, who first appreciated the “living warmth and personality” of the coins and formed the great collections of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Every known New Jersey die variety is presented in minute detail with lavish enlarged full-color illustrations, condition censuses, as well as commentary on die states and other notable features.

The authors also include such supplementary material as the original documents related to the eighteenth- century coining venture, imitations created for the collector market in the nineteenth century, as well as suggestions for developing a personal collection. New Jersey State Coppers will surely become the primary tool for the study of this coinage and the basis for deepening the understanding and appreciation of its charm as old copper.

Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Guide: Part 2, Seleucus IV through Antiochus XIII

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by Arthur Houghton, Catherine Lorber, and Oliver D. Hoover

(Published in collaboration with CNG, Inc., 2008)

Hardcover, 2 vols., 1,237 pp., 119 pls.
ISBN 978-0-9802387-2-3
List price: US$295

Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Catalogue, Part 2 is the final part of the authors’ detailed survey of Seleucid coinage, and the first comprehensive treatment of the kingdom’s issues from the death of Antiochus III in 187 BC to the deposition of Antiochus XIII by Pompey in 64 BC. For this period, numismatists and collectors have previously relied on two older published collections, Coins of the Seleucid Empire (CSE) and SNG Israel I: The Arnold Spaer Collection of Seleucid Coins (SNG Spaer), as well as a number of specialized articles. While these have been very useful references, none have covered the broad range of coin emissions for this period, when overall production was relatively greater in quantity. Indeed, coins of this period are more commonly seen in the marketplace as well as in collections. Consequently, a great need exists for a practical and comprehensive reference covering middle and late Seleucid numismatics, and Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Catalogue, Part 2 (SC 2) fulfills that need. In addition to integrating and refining the earlier specialized studies, and greatly expanding on the material covered in CSE and SNG Spaer, SC 2 offers many new mint attributions, a few new regnal attributions, and a new chronology for the later Seleucid kings. SC 2 also contains a very important section of addenda and corrigenda to Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalogue. Part 1, which includes many new varieties that have appeared since that work’s publication. An appendix on Seleucid-related coin hoards offers an up-to-date recording of hoards pertaining to the SC 2 catalogue, as well as a supplement to the hoards in Part 1. Further appendices include specialized studies of metrology, flan production, countermarks, overstrikes, imitations, and fourees, as well as tabular surveys of coin production by ruler and mint, and concordance tables to other major references. The comprehensive nature and high level of detail of this work make SC 2 an indispensable reference in its own right, as well as a valuable supplement to its predecessor.

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

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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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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

Greek Numismatics and Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Margaret Thompson

Greek Numismatics and Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Margaret Thompson

edited by Otto Mørkholm and Nancy M. Waggoner (Editions NR, 1979)

Hardcover, 326 pp., 41 pls.

This volume contains 30 articles (most of them in English) by prominent numismatists specializing in Greek coinage.

Contents:

Cahn, Herbert A. “Olynthus” and Syracuse.
Buttrey, T. V. – The Athenian currency law of 375/4 B.C.
Jones, Frances Follin – Fifteen turtles and tortoises.
Holloway, R. Ross – The bronze coinage of Agathocles / R. Ross Holloway.
Harrison, Evelyn B. – The iconography of the eponymous heroes on the Parthenon and in the Agora.
Jenkins, G. Kenneth. – A Tarentine footnote.
Meshorer, Yaakov. – Sepphoris and Rome.
Nicolet-Pierre , Helene – Les monnaies des deux derniers satrapes d’Egypte avant la conquete d’Alexandre.
Kleiner, Fred S. – The late Cistophori of Apameia.
Mildenberg, Leo. – Yehud : a preliminary study of the provincial coinage of Judea
Metcalf, William E. – New and noteworthy from Roman Alexandria. Pescennius Niger-Diadumenian.
Price, Martin Jessop. – On attributing Alexanders – some cautionary tales.
Kraay, Colin M. – The Isparta hoard.
Mitrea, Bucur. – Un tetradrachme Athenien du nouveau style decouvert en Dacie.
Morkholm, Otto. – The portrait coinage of Ptolemy V : the main series.
Naster, Paul. – Empreintes de sceaux hellenistiques de Warka et monnaies seleucides.
Oeconomides, Mando Caramessini. – The 1970 Myrina hoard of Aeginetan staters.
Kroll, John H. A chronology of early Athenian bronze coinage, ca. 350-250 B.C.
Zervos, Orestes H. – Near Eastern elements in the tetradrachms of Alexander the Great : the eastern mints.
Thompson, Dorothy Burr. – A numismatic comentary on the Ptolemaic cult oinochoai.
Thompson, Margaret. – A bibliography of the works of Margaret Thompson.
Waggoner, Nancy M. – Tetradrachms from Babylon.
Troxell, Hyla A. – Winged carians.
Weinberg, Gladys Davidson. On numismatic evidence.
Westermark, Ulla. Overstrikes of Taras on didrachms of Acragas.

Agoranomia: Studies in Money and Exchange, Presented to John H. Kroll

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edited by Peter G. van Alfen (2006)

Hardcover, 290 pp., 14 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-298-3
ISBN-10: 0-89722-298-9
Price: US$24.98 (no Member discount)

Offered to John (Jack) H. Kroll on his retirement from the University of Texas at Austin, this volume features essays on Greek coinage, exchange, and polis economies from the Archaic to Hellenistic periods. Included in the collection are studies that explore aspects of Homeric and Archaic exchange, the law of sale, and cavalry costs. Other studies examine the social, economic and historical contexts of coinages from Abdera, Athens, “Lete,” Lydia, Mylasa, and Side, and present new interpretative approaches to “cooperative” coinage and those from archaeological sites.

Contents:

Hélène Nicolet-Pierre. Les Talents d’Homère
Raymond Descat. Argyrōnetos: Les transformations de l’échange dans la Grèce archaïque
Robert W. Wallace. KUKALIṂ, WALWET, and the Artemision Deposit: Problems in Early Anatolian Electrum Coinage
Jonathan H. Kagan. Small Change and the Beginning of Coinage at Abdera
Selene Psoma. The “Lete” Coinage Reconsidered
Edward E. Cohen. A Legal Fiction: The Athenian Law of Sale
Catherine Grandjean. Athens and Bronze Coinage
Graham J. Oliver. Polis Economies and the Cost of the Cavalry in Early Hellenistic Athens
Richard Ashton and Gary Reger. The Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms of
Mylasa Revisited
Andrew R. Meadows. Amyntas, Side, and the Pamphylian Plain
François de Callataÿ. Greek Coins from Archaeological Excavations: A Conspectus of Conspectuses and a Call for Chronological Tables
Emily Mackil and Peter G. van Alfen. Cooperative Coinage
Index Locorum
Hoard Index

Coin Hoards X

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(Coin Hoards, 2010)

edited by Oliver Hoover, Andrew Meadows, and Ute Wartenberg Kagan.

ISBN 978-0-89722-315-7
Hardcover
List price: $80
Member price: $56

The tenth volume of Coin Hoards is again focused on ancient Greek coinage. The inventory contains records of 471 new hoards or re-evaluations of old ones, and provides an indispensable supplement to the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards and previous volumes of Coin Hoards. Ten articles are devoted to the full publication of a series of important new hoards related to the coinage of the Seleucid Empire, and are accompanied by 67 illustrative plates. These studies constitute a major advance in our understanding of the coinage and economy of this period, both within the Seleucid Empire and in the neighboring Greek world archaeological literature, newspapers, and law reports of treasure trove cases more thoroughly than has ever been done before.

Contents:

Part I: Inventory
Part II: Articles
Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard), 2005 (CH 10.265), B. R. Nelson
East Arachosia (Quetta) Hoard, 2002 (CH 10.275), Richard P. Miller
Commerce (“Achaeus” Hoard), 2002 (CH 10.277), A. R. Meadows and Catharine C. Lorber
Commerce (“Pamphylia or Cilicia” Hoard), 2000 (CH 10.292), Oliver D. Hoover
Commerce (“Demetrius I” Hoard), 2003 (CH 10.301), Catharine C. Lorber
The Gaziantep Hoard, 1994 (CH 9.527; 10.308), A. R. Meadows and Arthur Houghton
Beth Ummar, Israel, 2001 (CH 10.315), A. R. Meadows
Northern Israel Hoard, 2002 (CH 10.319), Oliver D. Hoover
Seleucia on the Calycadnus Hoard, 2002 (CH 10.340), Catharine C. Lorber
A Late Seleukid Bronze Hoard, c. 1988 (CH 10.349), Nicholas L. Wright

Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3

Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3

PDF, 103 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-333-1
List price: free

by Michel Amandry, Andrew Burnett, Ian Carradice, Pere Pau Ripollès, Marguerite Spoerri Butcher

The aim of the Roman Provincial Coinage (RPC) series is to produce a standard typology of the provincial coinage of the Roman Empire from its beginning in 44 BC to its end in AD 296/7. The publication of RPC vol. 1 (44 BC–AD 69) in 1992 marked the start of this international initiative, which will comprise ten volumes in all. RPC is under the general editorship of Andrew Burnett and Michel Amandry formerly of the British Museum and the Bibliothèque nationale de France respectively.

The first Supplement to RPC was published in 1998 and covered much new material that had appeared for the Julio-Claudian period between the date of the first publication of RPC I in 1992 and 1997. The second reprinting—in 2006—of RPC I was the occasion to publish also a second Supplement to RPC. This new Supplement, Supplement 3, includes new material from 2005 to 2013, and covers the Julio-Claudian period (RPC I), the Flavian period (RPC II) as well as the coinages of Gordian I to Gordian III struck in the province of Asia (RPC VII, 1).

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Essays in Honour of Roberto Russo

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(Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG 2013)

edited by Peter G. van Alfen and Richard B. Witschonke

Hardcover, 426 pp.
Black and White illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-88-7794-837-3
Price: US$100.00 (no member discount)

This volume is a Festschrift in honor of Roberto Russo. This volume includes important articles and research on Greek and Roman Republican numismatics written by some of today’s most important numismatists and scholars including: Keith Rutter, Christof Boehringer, Alberto Campana, Giovanni Santelli, John Morcom, Haim Gitler, David Vagi, Andrew Burnett, Andrew McCabe, Richard Schaefer, Andrea Pancotti, Roberto Russo, T. V. Buttrey, Richard Witschonke, Clive Stannard, Bernhard E. Woytek, Michel Amandry, Frank L. Kovacs, and Lucia Travaini.

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