Many classical numismatic books are printed in small runs of 1000 or less and become difficult to find after the initial printing has sold. All books are new and the latest reprint unless otherwise noted. All used books are worn working copies unless otherwise noted. Orders for multiple books may be shipped priority mail or media mail if the type of mail selected is not available due to limits set by the post office. For overseas orders, we do not recommend ordering coins and books on the same order.
Coins from Karanis: The University of Michigan Exacavations 1924 - 1935
Coins from Karanis: The University of Michigan Exacavations 1924-1935.
The University of Michigan excavations of the Graeco-Roman period Egyptian site of Karanis yielded one of the largest group of Roman coins to come from a controlled excavation. This book contains a catalogue of over 1700 entries covering over 26,000 coins from Ptolemy II to Heraclius, with the great majority coming from the 1st-5th centuries A.D., ranging from low-denomination bronze coins to gold aureii. The catalogue is prefaced by general discussion and an analysis of the major coin hoards from the Michigan Karanis excavations.
BK34123. Coins from Karanis: The University of Michigan Exacavations 1924-1935 by Rolfe A. Haatvedt and Enoch E. Peterson, edited by Elinor M. Husselman, paperback, 400 pages, plus 11 pages of plates; unused but 45 years old and many copies have some minor flaws or damage; $25.00 SALE PRICE $22.50
Information about the Unknown Types of Early Thracian Tribla and Ruler's Coins, Minted in the 6th - 4th C. B.C.
An important reference for the Thracian Kings.
BL34230. Information about the Unknown Types of Early Thracian Tribla and Ruler's Coins, Minted in the 6th - 4th C. B.C., Kept in Private Collections..., Appendix: Caltalogue of the Odrysian Coins and the Coins of the Odrysian Rulers From the late 6th to the Mid-4th C. B.C. by S. Topalov; Sofia, 2000; paperback; near fine condition, USED; $25.00 SALE PRICE $22.50
Notas de Arqueología de Cataluña y Baleares
BU50563. Notas de Arqueología de Cataluña y Baleares, Diputacion Provincial De Barcelona, Instituto de Prehistoria y Arquelologia, 1961, in Spanish, stapled card covers, 70 pages + cover, with photographs and drawings, ex Liberis Alex G. Malloy, USED; $25.00 SALE PRICE $22.50
A Hoard of Silver Coins from Carystus
The standard reference for Karystan coins but contains errors, including modern forgeries - See Kroh p. 33.
BL34131. A Hoard of Silver Coins from Carystus by David M. Robinson, American Numismatic Society, Numismatic Notes and Monographs No. 124, 1952, 62 pages, 6 plates, tan card covers; hoard of ninety-two silver coins found at the site of ancient Karystos; used, fine, a few light stains on covers; $20.00 SALE PRICE $18.00
John Max Wulfing Collection in Washington University
BU34204. John Max Wulfing Collection in Washington University by Kevin Herbert, Ancient Coins in North American Collections, ANS, 1979; 30 pages, 22 plates, 437 photos of Greek coins, tall quarto, hardbound gilt russet cloth, USED, near new fine condition but corners rubbed; $15.00 SALE PRICE $13.50
A Catalogue of the Scarabs Belonging to George Fraser
Very useful for the identification of scarabs. Fraser spent over 10 years collecting, describing and drawing the hundreds of scarabs illustrated. Covered are the First through 30th Dynasties, more than 4,400 years.
BL43183. A Catalogue of the Scarabs Belonging to George Fraser by G. Fraser, originally published in 1900, Attic Books 1979 reprint, paperback, 78 pages, 62 pages of illusrated text, plus 16 plates of black and white illustrations; $15.00 SALE PRICE $13.50
American Journal of Numismatics 2, 1990
Includes the following articles: - Nicolet-Pierre, H and J.H. Kroll. Athenian tetradrachm coinage of the third century B.C. - Damsky, Ben L. The stadium aureus of Septimius Severus. - Jones, C. P. Herakles at Smyrna. - Flatt, H. P. The flawed Peruvian proof coins of 1886. - Eran, A. Reweighing Balog's glass commodity weights. - Ermatinger, James. The circulation pattern of Diocletian's nummus. - Newman, Robert. A dialogue of power in the coinage of Antony and Octavian (44-30 B.C.). - Protonotarios, P. N. John V and Anna of Savoy in Thessalonica (1351-1365) : the Serres hoard.
BK40250. American Journal of Numismatics 2, American Numismatic Society, New York, 1990, 215 pages, 16 plates, blue cardcover, out of print and a little scarce, like new; $15.00 SALE PRICE $13.50
Humphrey's Coin Collector's Manual, Vol. 1
BK65044. Humphrey's Coin Collector's Manual, Vol. 1, 1876, much of the volume is dedicated to ancient coins, spine is frayed and only partially attached; $12.00 SALE PRICE $10.80
The Victories of the Emperor Gallienus
BL43184. The Numbering of the Victories of the Emperor Gallienus and of the Loyalty of his Legions by Andreas Alfoldi, Attic Books Numismatic Chronicle reprint series, 1977 reprint, paperback, 62 pages; $10.00 SALE PRICE $9.00
The Pre-Reform Coinage of Diocletian
BL43186. The Pre-Reform Coinage of Diocletian by Percy H. Webb, Numismatic chronicle reprint series, Attic Books 1977 reprint, paperback pamphlet, 29 pages; $6.00 SALE PRICE $5.40