ΚΑΙΡΟΣ: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Basil Demetriadi (Out of Print)

BCDΚΑΙΡΟΣ: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Basil Demetriadi

edited by Ute Wartenberg and Michel Amandry (2015)

Hardcover, 428 pp.
Black and White illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-0-89722-338-6

[OUT OF PRINT]

This Festschrift honors Basil Demetriadi, and will be available for shipping in September 2015. This volume is limited to 150 hand-numbered copies, and will not be reprinted. It features 21 new, fully illustrated articles on ancient coins of the Greek world written specifically for this volume. The 428-page, hardcover book is printed on heavyweight, archival paper, bound in Greek-blue linen, and handsomely slipcased, featuring a silver stamp of a stater with eagle head and leaf.

Contents:

Patricia Felch. Basil C. Demetriadi

Friedrich Burrer. Die Hemidrachmen-Prägung von Gyrton

François de Callataÿ. A Long-Term View (15th–18th Centuries) on Prices Paid to Acquire Ancient Coins

Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert. Die Eule der Athena

Evangelia Georgiou. The Coinage of Orthe

Jonathan Kagan. Maximilian John Borrell (c. 1802–1870). Dealer, Collector, and Forgotten Scholar and the Making of the Historia Numorum

Sophia Kremydi and Michel Amandry. Le monnayage d’époque sévérienne frappé à Aigosthènes en Mégaride

John H. Kroll. Small Bronze Tokens from the Athenian Agora: Symbola or Kollyboi?

Catharine C. Lorber. The Beginning of the Late Facing Head Drachm Coinage of Larissa

Aliki Moustaka. Bendis and the Wolf: An Unpublished Numismatic Type from Thessalian Phaloria

Olivier Picard. Corpus et classement des émissions: les bronzes hellénistiques de Thasos

Selene E. Psoma. Did the So-called Thraco-Macedonian Standard Exist?

Pierre Requier. Une rare série de Cos sans portrait imperial du IIIème siècle

Kenneth A. Sheedy. The Emergency Coinage of Timotheus (364–362 B.C.)

Derek R. Smith. New Varieties of the Eleusinian Triptolemos/Piglet Coinage from the BCD Collection

Vassiliki E. Stefanaki. Corpus des monnaies aux dauphins attribuées à Potidaion/Poseidion de Carpathos

Peter G. van Alfen. The Chalkid(ik)ian Beginnings of Euboian Coinage

Hans-Christoph von Mosch and Laura-Antonia Klostermeyer. Ein Stempelschneider auf Reisen. Die Antinoosmedaillons des Hostilios Markellos und Hadrians Reise im Jahr 131/2 n. Chr.

Mary E. Hoskins Walbank. Prospectus for Palaimon

Ute Wartenberg. Thraco-Macedonian Bullion Coinage in the Fifth Century B.C.: The Case of Ichnai

Arnold-Peter C. Weiss. The Persic Distaters of Nikokles Revisited

Money of the American Colonies and Confederation (Out of Print)

(Numismatic Studies 20, 1992)

by Philip L. Mossman

Hardcover, 312 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-249-5
ISBN-10: 0-89722-249-0

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Contents:

Preface
Bibliography
Chapter One: The Economic Relationship Between England and her North American
Colonies
Chapter Two: Money in Early America: Wampum, Commodities, Foreign Coins
Chapter Three: Massachusetts and Maryland Silver Coinage
Chapter Four: Colonial Paper Currency
Chapter Five: The Emergence of Copper Coinage
Chapter Six: The New Constellation
Chapter Seven: Coinage of the Confederation Period
Chapter Eight: The Coppers Panic of 1789
Chapter Nine: Toward a More Perfect Union
Appendix 1: Conversion into Various Monies of Account
Appendix 2: Summary of Overstruck Coppers
Appendix 3: Assay Calculations
Appendix 4: Weight Distribution Analyses of Confederation Coppers
Appendix 5: “A Treatise on Copper Coins”

Newby’s St. Patrick Coinage (Out of Print)

COAC_NewbysPicture (Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceedings 16, 2009)

edited by Oliver D. Hoover

Hardcover, 345 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-89722-306-5
List price: US$125

OUT OF PRINT

This volume collects together the papers presented at the Coinage of the Americas Conference on Mark Newby and the St. Patrick coinage, held in 2007. The papers address a wide variety of questions that have dogged the study of the St. Patrick series since the eighteenth century. Included here are new approaches to the major problems of metrology, iconography, and chronology, as well as the divisive issue of who was actually responsible for the production of this enigmatic Irish coinage. An important survey of the various forms of money used in America in the seventeenth century serves as a background for the circulation of the St. Patrick coinage in West Jersey, while the final paper offers a reassessment of Mark Newby and his importation of the coinage to America. An appendix presents all of the St. Patrick coins in the collection of the American Numismatic Society.

Contents:

The Denominations of the St. Patrick Coinages (Philip L. Mossman)

Ye King and I: King David and King Charles II on the St. Patrick Coinage (Oliver Hoover)

Old and New Takes on the St. Patrick Coinage (William Nipper)

Ormond and Blondeau: In Search of an Irish Coinage (Brian J. Danforth)

Coinage in the English Colonies of North America to 1660 (Louis E. Jordan)

Mark Newby and his St. Patrick Halfpence (Roger S. Siboni and Vicken Yegparian)

Appendix: St. Patrick Coinage in the Collection of the American Numismatic Society (Robert Wilson Hoge)

The Coinage of the Americas Conference is an annual meeting that provides a forum for exchange of knowledge on a selected theme in the numismatics of the western hemisphere.

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts (Out of Print)

SalmonCoverby Christopher J. Salmon (2010)

Hardcover, full color
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-316-0
ISBN-10: 0-89722-316

OUT OF PRINT

The silver coins of Massachusetts hold a special place in early American numismatics. They were the first coins struck in British North America, a mere generation after the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Because of their historical importance and charming style, they have prompted rich inquiry among scholars and an intense interest and desire among collectors.

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts is a splendidly illustrated review of these coins, employing the latest historical and numismatic evidence as well as novel scientific analysis. Minting technique is explored in detail. All varieties of the coinage are newly classified with a consistent yet flexible taxonomic system that lists the varieties in chronological order and can readily accommodate potential future discoveries. The system allows an appreciation for how varieties evolved and the relative degree of change that occurred at each step. It is designed to be as simple as possible without oversimplifying, with all varieties named according to their obverse and reverse dies. The book includes a fully illustrated atlas that details important characteristic features. The last part of the atlas displays each variety at actual size to aid in attribution.

Contents:

Part One: Classification
A Revised Taxonomy of the Massachusetts Silver Coinage with Concordance to Noe and Crosby
Advantages of the Original Crosby Classification
Intermediate Types with Interpolative Designations: Problems with the Noe Classification
Advantages of the New System: The Crosby Model
Subseries Numbered Separately
Chronology and Method of Attribution
New England and Willow Tree Series
Oak Tree Series
The Spiny Tree Coins and the Evidence of the Overstrikes
The Large Planchet Pine Tree Shillings
The Small Planchet Pine Tree Shillings
The Pine Tree Sixpence Varieties
Counterfeits and Questionable Varieties
Die Links of the Small Planchet Pine Tree Shillings
Concordance Tables
Part Two: Minting Technique
The Problem of the Willow Tree Coins
Comparison of Minting Techniques of the Massachusetts Silver Coinage: Hand Hammering and the Rocker Press
Rocker Press Phenomena
Acquired Damage from Flattening
The Inner Circle Index: A Measure of Distortion and Evidence of Rocker Press Manufacture
Inner Circle Indices for Willow, Oak and Pine Tree Shillings
Characteristics of the Willow Tree Coinage: Weak and Discordant Multiple Strikes
A Graphical Method of Determining Strike Multiplicity and Die Rotation and Translation Between Strikes
New Composite Reconstructions of the Willow Tree Shilling Dies
Apparent Die Axis of the Willow Tree Coinage
Multiple Strikes of Similar Energy: The Effects of Die Angulation
A Physical Explanation for the Weak Strikes of the Willow Tree Coinage
The Acquisition of a Coining Press
Fabric of the Willow Tree Coinage
Quality of Execution of the Willow Tree Coinage Dies: Mannerist Style
Conclusion
Part Three: Atlas
Bibliography

The Feel of Steel: The Art and History of Bank-Note Engraving in the United States (Out of Print)

tomaskocoverThe Feel of Steel: The Art and History of Bank-Note Engraving in the United States

by Mark D. Tomasko (2012)

Hardcover, 180 pp.
ISBN-13: 978 089722 321 8

OUT OF PRINT

The Feel of Steel provides an unusual look into the two-hundred-year history and the process of bank-note engraving in the United States, a beautiful art brought to its peak in America in the nineteenth century. Part I traces the history, with particular attention to the American Bank Note Company, the small bank-note firms founded after the Civil War, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The decline of the industry in the late twentieth century closes the history.

Part II lays out the process of designing, engraving, and printing bank-note-engraved documents. Part II also contains an extended discussion of the artwork origins of the picture engraving, information found in few other places. Part III introduces the members of American Bank Note’s picture-engraving department at thirty-year intervals in the twentieth century, shown in group photographs and with an illustration of each man’s work.

This revised edition has 50% more illustrations than the original Bird and Bull fine press limited edition published in 2009. Besides the numerous illustrations (many in color), there are copious notes, a bibliography, and an extensive index, all adding to the volume’s research value. As no book on bank-note engraving would be complete without at least one sample of actual engraving, the frontispiece of the ANS edition of The Feel of Steel is the reprinted title and vignette from a nineteenth-century stock certificate. The reader can therefore actually experience the “feel of steel,” the tactile quality of intaglio printing.

Mark D. Tomasko is a collector, writer, and researcher on bank-note engraving, who has written more than thirty articles on the subject, in addition to giving many talks and mounting several museum exhibits.

Contents:

Part I: A Brief History of the Bank-Note-Engraving Industry in the United States
Origin of American Security Engraving: The State Bank Notes
Consolidation of the Bank Note Firms
Another Consolidation
New Companies Arise
American Bank Note’s Acquisitions Result in More New Companies
The Bureau Comes of Age
American Bank Note Company’s International Expansion
Other Small Firms and Continued Consolidation
The Beginning of the End
Part II: The Process: Engraving, Printing, Vignettes, Design, Training
Basic Printing Concepts
Cutting vs. Etching
Lathework
Transferring
Printing the Document
Tints
Letter Engraving
Vignettes and Portraits: The Heart of the Security Document
Signing Vignettes
Vignette Sources and Styles
Portraits
Nonfigurative Vignettes
Document Design
Types of Documents
Training Engravers
Late Twentieth-Century Changes
Part III: American Bank Note’s Picture-Engraving Department in the Twentieth Century
The American Bank Note Picture-Engraving Department, ca. 1910
The American Bank Note Picture-Engraving Department, 1941
The American Bank Note Picture-Engraving Department, 1970
Notes
Bibliography



New Jersey State Coppers (Out of Print)

NJCoppers

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

OUT OF PRINT

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.

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

The Athenian Decadrachm (Out of Print)

AthenianDecadrachm_CoverPICThe Athenian Decadrachm

(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 168, 2008)

by Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert

Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-89722-309-6
List Price: US$95

OUT OF PRINT

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The first monograph in over 35 years in any language to study the coinage of classical Athens. It collects for the first time the evidence for the largest denomination ever produced by the Athenian state, the ten-drachma piece, and situates the coinage within its social, political and economic background. This book represents a huge advance on the previous study of the material, Chester Starr’s Athenian coinage, 480–449 B.C. (Oxford, 1970). Fischer-Bossert has collected more than three times as many specimens as were known to Starr, and has provided a full account of the known forgeries drawn from the photo-files of major dealers, scholars and museums. A die-study of forty genuine Athenian decadrachms in public and private collections is provided, together with a catalogue of more than ninety modern forgeries. Almost all are illustrated. This will be an indispensable work for all interested in the coinage and history of 5th-century Athens. In addition, its judicious discussion of the history of the forgery of these remarkable coins will make this volume a handbook for all serious collectors of ancient Greek coinage.

Contents:

Introduction
Description
The types
Internal arrangement of the series
Fabric
Context
Provenances and hoards
Dating the series
The purpose of the issue
Catalogue
Known specimens
Old specimens without known afterlife
Lead trial pieces
Forgeries
Ancient forgeries
Modern fakes and suspected specimens
a. Becker’s fake, before 2 October 1827
b. The second Strangford coin, before 1828
c. “Hoffmann”, before 1866, or even before 1857
d. “de Luynes”, before 1891
e. “Alexandria”, before 1900
f. Christodoulou’s fake, at least partly before 1903
g. “Schulman”, before 1922
h. “Ars Classica”, before 1928
i. “Burgon”, before 1970
k. “Phoenician style’§ before 1985
l. Origin unknown, before 1992
m. Tourist fakes from Turkey and Syria, before 1993
n. From Syria, 2008
0. Still more fakes
Appendix: The Acquisition of the Prokesch-Osten Specimen
Concordances
Bibliography

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

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

OUT OF PRINT

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.

Contents:

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)

Download the plates and tables to Chapter XVI.

Read a review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance (Out of Print)

The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance

edited by Stephen K. Scher

(Harry N. Abrams in association with the Frick Collection, 1994)

OUT OF PRINT

Softcover, 424 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-2572-4
ISBN-10: 0-8109-2572-9

This volume is a profusely illustrated catalogue of an exhibition jointly sponsored by the Frick Collection and the National Gallery of Art and displayed in New York and Washington, D.C., in 1994.