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)

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.

Download order form here.

The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins

RBWCollectionCvrThe RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins

(Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, 2013)

by Roberto Russo, with collaboration of Alberto de Falco, with historical notes by David Vagi, edited by Andrew McCabe, Arturo Russo, Giuliano Russo, Claire Hallgarth

Hardcover, 432 pp.
Color illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-88-7794-835-9
Numismatica Ars Classica AG 2013 Zurick

Price: US$150.00 (no member discount)

This volume is a record of the RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, as they were auctioned in three separate sales: the Triton III sale of December 1999, where the bulk of the gold coins were sold; and the Numismatica Ars Classica Sales 61 (October, 2011) and 63 (May, 2012), where the bronze, silver, and the remainder of the gold was sold.