American Journal of Numismatics 25

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Hardback, illus.,356 pp., 51 plates
ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 13:978-0-89722-330-0.

Price: $75.00

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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Diva Faustina: Coinage and Cult in Rome and the Provinces

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(Numismatic Studies 26, 2012)

by Martin Beckmann

ISBN 978-0-89722-322-5
ISSN 051-7404-X
184 pp., 36 pls., 18 die-charts
Price:
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.

Contents:

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)
Bibliography
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.

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