Hidden Power

ns42Late Cistophoric Production and the Organization of  Provincia Asia (128–89 BC)
(Numismatic Studies 42)

by Lucia Francesca Carbone

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ISSN 0517-404X
ISBN 978-0-89722-363-8
Hardcover, vii + 266 text pages, b/w figs., 142 b/w plates containing images of 1,737 coins.

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Using the production and circulation patterns of the Asian cistophorus as a case study, Hidden Power seeks to develop a better understanding of Roman monetary policy in the province of Asia between its establishment in the 120s BC and the beginning of the Mithraditic Wars.

Hidden Power catalogues and illustrates some 1,737 cistophoric tetradrachms and fractions from the mints of Ephesus, Pergamum, Tralles, Laodicea, Apamea, Adramyteum, Nysa, and Smyrna. Most of the coins included in the study are late cistophori, issues between 134.3 BC and the 60s BC.

Appendix I provides a discussion of the late cistophori of Tralles struck after 89 BC, showing not only the direct correlation between cistophori and Roman military campaigns, but also Roman taxation.

In Appendix II, circulation data have been combined with data derived from the Tralles die study in order to calculate cistophoric production for the entirety of provincia Asia until the end of the late cistophori. This estimate provides a means to assess the financial impact of Roman taxation and exploitation by Roman imperatores over the course of the first half of the first century BC.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucia Carbone is an ancient historian and numismatist who holds BA and MA degrees from Università Sapienza (Rome) as well as MPhil and PhD degrees from Columbia University (New York). She is currently the Assistant Curator for Roman Coins at the American Numismatic Society. Her main research interest is the impact of Roman imperialism on the monetary and administrative systems of the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire between the second and first centuries BC.

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Hardcover, 303 pp., 48 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-296-9
ISBN-10: 0-89722-296-2

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Contents:

William S. Bubelis. An overstruck stater of the Cypriot kingdom of Salamis
Peter G. van Alfen. Herodotus’ “Aryandic” silver and bullion use in Persian-period Egypt
Peter G. van Alfen. A new Athenian “owl” and bullion hoard from the Near East
Paolo Visonà. Twenty-two Alexanders in Ann Arbor
Elena Stolyarik. Silver coinage of the Bosporan King Spartocus: the problem of attribution
Richard B. Witschonke and Michel Amandry. Another Fimbria cistophorus
Sophia Kremydi-Sicilianou. Multiple hoards of the second century AD from the sanctuary of Zeus Olympios at Dion (Macedonia)
Michael Fedorov. New data on monetary circulation in medieval Andūkān and Sheljī: coins from the Andizhanskoe and Kirovskoe vodokhranilishche
Eric J. Hanne. Death on the Tigris: a numismatic analysis of the decline of the Great Saljuqs
David Yoon. Counting tokens from the excavations at Psalmodi (Gard, France)
Oliver D. Hoover. A note on the typology of the St. Patrick coinage in its Restoration context
Christoph Rosenmüller. Silver merchants and assayers’ marks: the visita of 1729–1730 and the reform of the Mexican mint
Scott H. Miller. The ANS Lincoln Memorial medal: a reexamination
Pierre Atallah, Michael Kuntz, Renee Kuzava, Jennifer Ferguson, Vincent Iduma, and Mark Benvenuto. Elemental compositions of some of the Annamese coins of Emperor Thanh Thai via energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence
Jules Janick and Judith B. Santini. Street money: distribution and analysis
Peter G. van Alfen, Elena Stolyarik, Sebastian Heath, Michael L. Bates, and Robert W. Hoge. Acquisitions for 2003 and 2004 in the American Numismatic Society Collection

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