FIDES: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Richard B. Witschonke

RBWFIDES: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Richard B. Witschonke

edited by Peter G. van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, and Michel Amandry (2015)

Hardcover, 520 pp.
Black and White illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-0-89722-339-3

This Festschrift honors Richard “Rick” B. Witschonke, and will be available for shipping in September 2015. This volume is limited to 150 hand-numbered copies, and will not be reprinted. It contains 20 articles of new scholarship on the ancient coinage of the Roman world and greater italic peninsula and islands. RBW’s volume is 520 pages with illustrations throughout, bound in Roman imperial purple linen, and stamped in gold with the image of an as depicting an eagle above the word “ROMA”.

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Contents:

A Bibliography of Richard B. Witschonke

Katerini Liampi. A Hoard from Thessaly Containing Aeginetan Staters and Thessalian Issues of the Taurokathapsia Type

Andrew Burnett and Maria Cristina Molinari. The Capitoline Hoard and the Circulation of Silver Coins in Central and Northern Italy in the Third Century BC

Peter van Alfen. A Late Third Century BC Hoard of Sardo-Punic Bronzes (IGCH 2290)

Gilles Bransbourg. Currency Debasement and Public Debt Management at the Time of the Second Punic War

David Vagi. Alliance and Coinage: South Italy during the Second Punic War

Andrew McCabe. A Hoard of Cut Roman Republican Denarii from the Second Punic War

François de Callataÿ. The Late Hellenistic Didrachms of Leukas: Another Case of Greek Coinage for the Roman Army

Andrew R. Meadows. Four Cistophoric Hoards?

William E. Metcalf. The Cistophori of Nysa

Nathan T. Elkins. “A City of Brick”: Architectural Designs on Roman Republican Coins and Second-Style Wall Painting

Liv Mariah Yarrow. Ulysses’s Return and Portrayals of Fides on Republican Coins

Clive Stannard. The Labors of Hercules on Central Italian Coins and Tesserae of the First Century BC

Michael H. Crawford. Sextus Pompeius between Hispania and Germania

Philip Davis. Erato or Terpsichore: A Reassement

Bernhard E. Woytek. The Aureus of Pompey the Great Revisited

David Hendin. Judaea and Rome: The Early Numismatic Commentary, First Century BCE

Patrick Villemur. De Quelques Émissions Coloniales Romaines en Sicile: Retour à Tyndaris

Sophia Kremydi and Athena Iakovidou. Corinth and Athens: Numismatic Circulation from the Late Republic to the High Empire

Jane DeRose Evans. The Third Neokorate of Sardis in Light of a New Coin Type Found in Sardis

Michel Amandry. Le Monnayage de la Res Publica Coloniae Philippensium: Nouvelles Données


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American Journal of Numismatics 12

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Contents:

James A. Schell. Observations on the metrology of the precious metal coinage of Philip II of Macedon: the “Thraco-Macedonian” standard or the Corinthian standard?

Peter G. van Alfen. The “owls” from the 1973 Iraq hoard

Melih Arslan and Ayca Ozen. A hoard of unpublished bronze coins of Ptolemy Ceraunus

Catherine C. Lorber. Large Ptolemaic bronzes in third-century Egyptian hoards

Brian Kritt, Oliver D. Hoover, and Arthur Houghton. Three Seleucid notes

Michael L. Thomas. An imitative unsealed semis from northern Etruria

Martin Beckmann. The early gold coinage of Trajan’s sixth consulship

David Woods. Julian, Gallienus, and the solar bull

Stuart D. Sears. An ‘Abbsid revolution hoard from the western Jazra (al-Raqqa?)

L. A. Saryan. An unpublished silver double tram of Gosdantin I (1298–1299), king of Cilician Armenia

Warren C. Schultz and Haim Gitler. A Mamluk bronze weight in the Israel Museum, with further comments on this rare metrological species

John A. Kleeberg. Three notes on the private gold coinage of the United States

Book Reviews

American Journal of Numismatics 18

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Hardcover, 202 pp., 50 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-301-0
ISBN-10: 0-89722-301-2

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Contents:

Haim Gitler and Catherine C. Lorber. A New Chronology for the Ptolemaic Coins of Judah
Oliver D. Hoover. A Second Look at the Aradian Bronze Coinage Attributed to Seleucus I (SC 72–73)
James H. Schwartz. Engraved Gems in the Collection of the American Numismatic Society IV: Ancient Magical Amulets, an Addendum
Sebastian Heath. A Box Mirror Made from Two Antinous Medallions of Smyrna
Kenneth W. Harl. A Hoard of Roman Antoniniani from the Bath at Metropolis, Ionia
Yuri Pyatnitsky. New Evidence for Byzantine Activity in the Caucasus During the Reign of the Emperor Anastasius I
Michael Federov. First Reported Find of an Early Medieval Khwarezmian Drachm in the Kyrgyz Republic
Stuart D. Sears and Hodge Mehdi Malik. Claiming Absolute Authority: The Drahms of ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿĀmir al-Mujāshiʿī of Sijistān
Richard G. Doty. Lessons from Abundance: The Case of Mexico
Peter G. van Alfen, Sebastian Heath, and Robert W. Hoge. Acquisitions for 2005 in the American Numismatic Society Collection

American Journal of Numismatics 19

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Contents:

Alain G. Elayi, Jean-Noël Barrandon, and Josette Elayi. The Devaluation of Sidonian Silver Coinage in 365 BCE and the First Bronze Issues
Robert Weir. The Stymphalos Hoard of 1999 and the City’s Defenses
Joel Allen. The Gold Coinage of Trajan Dated COS V
Martin Beckmann. Trajan’s Gold Coinage, AD 112–117
Michael Fedorov. The Enigma of ‘Aḍud al-Dawla Kuch Tegīn Resolved
John S. Huffstot. On the Possibility That Athanagild’s Name Appears in the Visigoths’ Coinage: Evidence from a Late “Victory with Palm and Wreath” Coin and Tomasini’s Corpus
Oliver D. Hoover. A Note on the Liberty Reverse Type of the Connecticut Coppers (1785–1788)
Sebastian Heath, Andrew Meadows, and Peter van Alfen. Acquisitions for 2006 in the American Numismatic Society Collection

American Journal of Numismatics 20

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ISBN 978-0-89722-305-8

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An expanded special edition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Numismatic Society. This anniversary volume is the largest ever AJN with over 600 pages of text plus 117 plates written by over 30 contributors, including Curators and Trustees, past students and visiting scholars in the ANS’s Graduate Summer Seminar, as well as recipients of the ANS’s Archer M. Huntington award for outstanding career contributions to numismatics. Deserving special mention is Edward T. Newell’s (1886–1941) posthumous contribution, “Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929–1935.” One of the preeminent numismatists of his and subsequent generations, Newell was an ANS President, Huntington Medal recipient, and stands among the Society’s greatest benefactors. It is most fitting that his lost manuscript was discovered and edited in time for inclusion in this anniversary volume.

Contents:

Edward T. Newell. Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929–1935
Henry S. Kim and John H. Kroll. A Hoard of Archaic Coins of Colophon and Unminted Silver (CH I.3)
Jonathan H. Kagan. Paros, Melos and Naxos: Archaic and Early Classical Coinages of the Cyclades
Silvia Mani Hurter. Torremuzza’s SEGESTANORVM
Catharine Lorber. Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa
Giovanni Gorini. The Die Sequence of Medma Silver Staters
Lisa Anderson and Peter G. van Alfen. A Fourth Century BCE Hoard from the Near East
Peter G. van Alfen. The Later Fourth Century BCE Coinage of Issos
Katerini Liampi. NΙΚΑ, ΛΕΙΑ: Graffiti on Sicyonian and Theban Staters in a New Hoard from Boeotia / Beginning of  2000
Selene Psoma. Panegyris Coinages
Selene Psoma. Numismatic Evidence on the Ptolemaic Involvement in Thrace During the Second Syrian War
Peter G. van Alfen, Martín Almagro-Gorbea, and Pere Pau Ripollès. A New Celtiberian Hacksilber Hoard, c. 200 BCE
Danny Syon. The Bronze Coinage of Tyre: The First Years of Autonomy
Oliver D. Hoover, Arthur Houghton, and Petr Veselý. The Silver Mint of Damascus under Demetrius III and Antiochus XII
Frank L. Kovacs. Tigranes IV, V, and VI: New Attributions
Suzanne Frey-Kupper and Clive Stannard. “Pseudo-mints” and Small Change in Italy and Sicily in the Late Republic
Emily Haug. Local Politics in the Late Republic: Antony and Cleopatra at Patras
Michel Amandry. Le monnayage de L. Sempronius Atratinus revisité
Bernhard E. Woytek. The Aureus Under Trajan: The Metrological Evidence
Andrew Burnett. The Early Coinage of Hadrian and the Deified Trajan at Rome and Alexandria
Ioannis Touratsoglou. Tarsos, Aboukir, etc.; before and after. Once again
Karsten Dahmen. Alexander in Gold and Silver: Reassessing Third-century AD Medallions from Aboukir, Tarsos, and Related Objects
Phil Davis. Hoard Notes: A Hoard of Dacian Imitations from Sarmizegetusa Regia
Richard Schaefer. Hoard Notes: A Roman Republican Silver Coin Hoard from Campania
Ralph A. Cannito and Michael N. Fedorov. On Some Rare Early Qārākhānid Fulūs
Ralph A. Cannito and Michael N. Fedorov. An Unpublished AH 607 Uzjend Dirham
John M. Kleeberg. Washington Counterstamps—The Lafayette Connection
Alan Walker. Catalogues and Their Collectors

American Journal of Numismatics 21

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ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 0-89722-308-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-89722-308-9

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Contents:

Richard Fernando Buxton. The Northern Syria 2007 Hoard of Athenian Owls from the Near East: Behavioral Aspects
Haim Gitler, Matthew Ponting, and Oren Tal. Athenian Tetradrachms from Tel Mikhal (Israel): A Metallurgical Perspective
Andrew Meadows. The Eras of Pamphylia and the Seleucid Invasions of Asia Minor
Catharine Lorber and Arthur Houghton. Antiochus III Hoard
David Hendin. The Metrology of Judaean Small Bronze Coins
Clare Rowan. Becoming Jupiter: Severus Alexander, The Temple of Jupiter Ultor, and Jovian Iconography on Roman Imperial Coinage
Andrei Gândilă. Early Byzantine Coin Circulation in the Eastern Provinces: A Comparative Statistical Approach

American Journal of Numismatics 22

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Contents:

Katerina Liampi and Katerina Peristeri. Excavation coins from the Sanctuary of Dionysus in Kali Vrysi, Prefecture of Drama

E. R. Heintges. Babylonian (?) Alexander Hoard, 1996

Richard P. Miller and Oliver D. Hoover. The Sardes Mint under Seleucis I Nicator

Thomas Faucher and Catherine Lorber. Bronze Coinage of Ptolemaic Egypt in the Second Century BC

David L. Vagi. Tiberius Claudius Drusus (AD 20), Son of Claudius and Urgulanilla

Walter Scheidel. Coin Quality, Coin Quantity, and Coin Value in Early China and the Roman World

Joseph Daragan. “Old Coppers Driven out of Office.” Demonetizing non-Federal Coppers

Robert W. Hoge. Acquisitions for 2006, 2007, and 2008 in the American Numismatic Society Collection

American Journal of Numismatics 24

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Hardback, illus.,204 pp., 38 plates
ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 10:0-89722-324-1
ISBN 13:978-0-89722-324-9.

Price: $75.00

Andrew R. Meadows, Editor
Oliver D. Hoover, Managing Editor

Contents:

Alain G. Elayi, Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, and Josette Elayi. Fluctuations in the Composition of the Silver Coinage of Byblos (Fifth–Fourth Century BC)
Selene Psoma. Obols, Drachms, and Staters of Bronze during the Hellenistic Period
Catharine C. Lorber. An Egyptian Interpretation of Alexander’s Elephant Headdress
Catharine C. Lorber. Dating the Portrait Coinage of Ptolemy I
Yoav Farhi and Catharine Lorber. A Note on Two Ptolemaic Bronze Coins from Israel
Aurel VÎlcu and Emanuel Petac. The Second Syrian War and Gold Staters of Alexander Type struck at Istros
Thomas Landvatter. The Serapis and Isis Coinage of Ptolemy IV
Georges Abou Diwan. Le monnayage civique non datée de Sidon: Opportunisme civique et pragmastisme royal (169/8–111/0 av. J.-C.)
Khaled Kiwan. Cinq trésors romains de Syrie
B. E. Woytek, M. Rodrigues, F. Cappa, M. Schreiner, M. Radtke, and U. Reinholz. Imitations of Roman Republican
Denarii: New Metallurgical Data
Michael N. Fedorov, Ralph A. Cannito, and Andrew V. Kuznetsov. Some Rare Early Qarākhānid Coins and Early Qarākhānid Appanage Rulers
Book Reviews

American Journal of Numismatics 25

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ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 13:978-0-89722-330-0.

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Andrew R. Meadows, Editor
Oliver D. Hoover, Managing Editor

Contents:

Jonathan Kagan. Epidamnus, Anactorium, and Potidaea: Corinthian-style Pegasi at the Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Metodi Manov and Vasil Damyanov. The First Mint of Cavarus, the Last King of the Celtic Kingdom in Thrace
Noah Kaye. The Silver Tetradrachms of Prousias II of Bithynia
Daniel Wolf. A Metrological Survey of Ptolemaic Bronze Coins
Evgeni I. Paunov. A Roman Countermark on a Bronze Coin of Rhoemetalces I, King of Thrace
Catharine C. Lorber. The Iconographic Program of the Year 3 Coinage of Herod the Great
D. Alex Walthall. A Hoard Containing Late Republican Denarii from Morgantina (Sicily)
Gilles Bransbourg. Fides et Pecunia Numerata, Part II: The Currencies of the Roman Republic
David Woods. Carisius, Acisculus, and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Daniel Hoyer. Calculating the Use-Wear Rates of Roman Coins Using Regression Analysis: A Case Study of Bronze Sestertii from Imperial Gaul
Nathan T. Elkins. A Note on Late Roman Art: The Provincial Origins of Camp Gate and Baldachin Iconography on the Late Imperial Coinage
Matthew Knox Averett. The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini
Allison Caplan. “Cada uno en su bolsa llevar lo que cien indios no llevarían”: Mexica Resistance and the Shape of Currency in New Spain, 1542–1552

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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
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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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