Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3

Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3

PDF, 103 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-333-1
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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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La Colección Cervera, Moneda Antiqua de Hispania

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by Ma Paz García-Bellido y William Metcalf, con la participatión de Gloira Mora y la colaboración de Encarnación González

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and
Ediciones Polifemo, Madrid (2014)

Softcover, 468 pp.
(Spanish)
Black & white illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-88-7794-835-9

Non-member price: US$90.00 plus shipping and handling
Member price: US$60.00 plus shipping and handling
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The provenance of individual coins can sometimes be traced back to great collections of earlier centuries, but it is very rare that the entire contents of a coin collection from the nineteenth century are fully documented. It is fortunate for the numismatic community that one such instance is the outstanding collection formed by the Spanish ophthalmologist Rafael Cervera y Royo (1828–1903). In 1902, shortly before his death, Cervera sold his collection in its entirety to the great American Hispanophile Archer M. Huntington, along with a manuscript inventory listing the entire collection. That inventory, now at the American Numismatic Society in New York, together with the rubbings of Cervera’s collection made by Antonio Vives Escudero for his research on ancient Spanish coins, now at the Instituto Valencia de Don Juan in Spain, allowed María Paz García-Bellido and William E. Metcalf to identify the ancient coins from Cervera’s collection and match them with the photographs of Archer Huntington’s collection.

This book catalogues the 1,576 Iberian, Celtiberian, Greek, Hispano-Punic, and Roman Provincial coins from the Cervera collection, with every coin photographed and fully described. After the unfortunate dispersal of Archer Huntington’s collection in a series of sales since 2011, this book stands as the surviving monument to Cervera’s collection and the best resource for tracing its coins into the future. It is not only an astonishing time capsule of one of the great collections of nineteenth-century Spain; the importance of this collection for researchers working on early Hispanic coinage, from Vives to the present, makes this book an essential resource for any numismatist with an interest in ancient Spain.