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« on: January 22, 2006, 06:37:37 am »

Some days before I came across a coin of Lucius Verus from Caesarea in Cappadocia, Mount Argaeus on reverse, which was attributed as Met.716. But all my researches were without any result. I can't find any information about Met.!

My question: Who is Met.? Which is the title of his work?

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 06:59:42 am »

Met is Metcalf. From Coinarchives, I know of his works "Cistophori", "Cappadocia" and "Caearea", though I don't own those books.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 01:05:17 pm »

Thanks, Lars! Now having the name I could start a Google search:

The Silver Coinage of Cappadocia, Vespasian-Commodus
by William E Metcalf
A hoard of over 900 silver coins was discovered in Cappadocia, probably in Caesarea, in 1983. A catalogue of the hoard is followed by an illustrated conspectus of the silver coinage minted in Caesarea between the reigns of Vespasian and Commodus. 173p, 54 b/w pls (ANS 1996

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 01:30:49 pm »

Jochen,

It is actually quite a good book if you intend to specialise in that area -  with about 30 double sided plates of about 30 coins each at the back - though they are quite dark.  I think I picked one up for about $30 or so I think.

I broke my scanner but I hope this gives some idea.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006, 02:25:43 pm »

Thanks, Bacchus, for the pic! I found a bargain at  http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/28286/Location/Oxbow for GBP 14.95. My main interest is in the mythological background. Can I found something about that in the book?

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006, 12:44:45 am »

I'm afraid that the book just keeps to a listing of the different types found in the hoard - there is really no disscussion or thoughts on the iconography of the coins.  It's a must buy if you are going to collect them but if you only have one or two I wouldn't bother.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006, 12:58:40 am »

As the sales blurb says, the book not only describes and illustrates the hoard, but gives a separate Conspectus of ALL known Caesarean silver coins from Vespasian to Commodus, so replaces Sydenham as the standard reference for a large section of the mint's production  So nothing on iconograpy, but it is a useful book.
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