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Description - Ancient History from Coins by Christopher Howgego

This volume 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 analyzes the main contributions the study of coins can make to ancient history, showing through 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 c.600BC to AD 400.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415089937
ISBN-10: 041508993X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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