Ancient History from Coins
By (author) Christopher Howgego
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Ancient History from Coins by Christopher Howgego
Book DescriptionLike other volumes in this series, Ancient History from Coins demystifies a specialism, introducing students (from first year upwards) to the techniques, methods, problems and advantages of using coins to do ancient history. Coins are a fertile source of information for the ancient historian; yet too often historians are uneasy about using them as evidence because of the special problems attaching to their interpretation. The world of numismatics is not always easy for the non-specialist to penetrate or understand with confidence. Dr Howgego describes and anlyses the main contributions the study of coins can make to ancient history, showing shows through numerous examples how the character, patterns and behaviour of coinage bear on major historical themes. Topics range from state finance and economic policy to imperial domination and political propaganda through coins types. The period covered by the book is from the invention of coinage (ca 600BC) to AD 400.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415089937
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Howgego
Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Christopher Howgego
Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, and this authoritative collection of essays, by a team of leading international scholars, introduces and explores the coinage of the whole Roman world, from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300.
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