Bibliography

Below is a list of numistmatic publications referred to in the coin descriptions on this website. Many are books or papers on specific types of coins. Others are complete catalogues of coin types of a particular place and period or list a specific (and very large) collection of coins. The latter may run to many volumes, often written by different people at different places over decades. This can make a reference given a bit vague. For example 'BMC' refers to the collections of coins in the British Museum. But which volume? There are over 50 volumes in the series. To help, some of these multi-volume books are listed here. Bibliography2



GREEKJUDAEAPERSIA/PARTHIAROMANBYZANTINEDARK AGESMEDIEVALISLAMENGLANDINDIACHINA

GREEK including CELTIC

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
ABC Ancient British Coins C. Rudd Aylsham, 2010.
ACIP Ancient Coinage of the Iberian Peninsula. Barcelona L. Villaronga and J. Benages Barcelona, 2011
Acquaro Le monete puniche del museo nazionale di Cagliari E. Acquaro Rome, 1974
ADM II Alexander's Drachm Mints II: Lampsacus and Abydus M. Thompson ANSNS 19 (1991)
AM(N)G Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands-Berlin, 1898-1935
AMNG III-2 Die antiken Münzen von Makedonia und Paionia, AMNG III, 2 Vols. H. Gaebler Berlin. 1906, 1935
Ashton "The Coinage of Rhodes 408-c. 190 BC" in Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World R. Ashton (Oxford, 2001)
BCD Boiotia Classical Numismatic Group, The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Boiotia. Triton IX Auction, Session 1 (10 January 2006). New York
BCD Thessaly I & II Coins of Thessaly, The BCD Collection. Nomos AG, Catalog of public auction 4, 10 May 2011. Zurich
BMCCatalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, 29 Vols Various authors London. 1873-1927
BMC Syria Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum - The Seleucid kings of Syria P. Gardner London 1878
Calciati (CNS) Corpus Nummorum Siculorum: La Monetazione di Bronzo, 3 Vols. R. Calciati Italy. 1983-87
CNH Corpus Nummum Hispaniae ante Augusti Aetatem L. VillarongaMadrid, 1994
Fischer-Bossert Group Chronologie Der Didrachmenprägung von Tarent 510-280 v.Chr. W. Fischer-Bossert Berlin 1999
GCV Greek Coins and Their Values David R. Sear Volume 1: Europe
GCV Greek Coins and Their Values David R. Sear Volume 2: Asia and Africa
Heiss Description générale des monnaies antiques de l'Espagne A. Heiss Paris, 1870
HGC 4 Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Mali... O.D. HooverLancaster PA, 2014
HGC 6Handbook of Coins of the Islands: Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas...O.D. HooverLancaster PA, 2010
HGC 7Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia...O.D. Hoover Lancaster PA, 2012
HN ItalyHistoria Numorum, Italy. N.K. Rutter, ed., London 2001
Hoover HGCHandbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. O.D. Hoover Lancaster PA 2016
Hunter(ian)Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 3 Vols. G. MacDonald Glasgow, 1899-1905
Lorber, Hoard"A hoard of facing head Larissa silver (Hoard 'X,' Thessaly, c. 1996)," C. Lorber SNR 79 (2000), pp. 7-26
Lorber, ThessalianThessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa C. Lorber in AJN 20 (2008)
MAALes Monnaies de l'Afrique Antique J. Alexandropoulos. Toulouse, 2000
MacDonaldAn Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Kingdom of the Bosporus. D. MacDonald Lancaster PA, 2005
MalloyThe Coinage of Amisus A.G. Malloy New York 1970
McCleanCatalogue of the McClean Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum S. Grose Cambridge, 1923-1929
MüllerNumismatique d'Alexandre le Grand; Appendice les monnaies de Philippe II et III, et Lysimaque L. Müller Copenhagen, 1855-58
Müller IINumismatique de Ancienne Afrique L. Müller 1861
PegasiPegasi. R. Calciati Mortara, 1990
PriceThe Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus M.J. Price London, 1991
RPCRoman Provincial Coinage. 3 Vols in 5 parts Various authors London/Paris, 1992-2006
SNG ANSSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, American Numismatic SocietyAmerican Numismatic Society, New York. 1969-present
SNG BM Black SeaSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1, Black Sea-London, 1993
SNG Cop(enhagen)Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Danish National Museum- Copenhagen. 1942-1979
SNG IV (Fitzwilliam)Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IV, Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections- London, 1940-1958
SNG KeckmanSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Finland; The Erkki Keckman Collection- Helsinki, 1994
SNG LevanteSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Switzerland; E Levante - Cilicia-Berne, 1986
SNG Levante Supp.Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Switzerland; E Levante - Cilicia: Supplement I-Zurich, 1993
SNG von AulockSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock-Berlin, 1957-1968
Svoronos[The coins of the Ptolemaic state]. J. Svoronos Athens, 1904-08
ThompsonThe New Style Silver Coinage of Athens. M. Thompson ANSNS 10 (1961)
Thompson"The Mints of Lysimachus," in Essays RobinsonM. Thompson-
Van ArdsdellCeltic Coinage of Britain R. D. Van ArsdellLondon, 1989-2017
VivesMedallas de la Casa de Borbon A. Vives y Escudero Madrid, 1916
VlastoThe Collection of Tarentine Coins Formed by M.P. Vlasto O. Ravel London, 1947
WilliamsThe silver coinage of Velia R.T. WilliamsLondon, 1992

JUDAEA

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
HendinGuide to Biblical Coins, 5th editionD. HendinNew York, 2010
MeshorerA Treasury of Jewish Coins from the Persian Period to Bar KokhbaY. MeshorerJerusalem. 2001.
MildenbergThe Coinage of the Bar Kokhba War, Typos VIL. MildenbergAarau. 1984.
RPCRoman Provincial Coinage. 3 Vols in 5 partsVarious authorsLondon/Paris. 1992-2006.
SNG ANSSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, American Numismatic Society-New York, 1969-present

PERSIA/PARTHIA

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
Carradice Coinage and Administration in the Athenian and Persian Empires I. Carradice British Archaeological Reports 343, Oxford. 1987
GIC Greek Imperial Coins David R. Sear Seaby 1982
Göbl Antike Numismatik R. Göbl Munich. 1978.
Göbl 1971 Sasanian Numismatics R. Göbl Braunschweig, Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1971
SellwoodAn Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, 2nd editionD. Sellwood London. 1980
Shore Parthian Coins and History: Ten Dragons Against Rome F. Shore Quarryville. 1993

ROMAN

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
ACIP Ancient Coinage of the Iberian Peninsula L. Villaronga and J. Benages Barcelona. 2011.
AMNG (Pick)Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien. AMNG I. 2 Vols. B. Pick & K. ReglingBerlin. 1898.
BabelonDescription Historique et Chronologique des Monnaies de la Republique Romaine 2 Vols. E. Babelon Paris. 1885-6.
Balaguer "Nuevos hallazgos y nueva evidencia numismática de las emisiones de Máximo Tirano" A.M. Balaguer in Mélanges Colbert de Beaulieu.
Banti (CNR) Corpus Nummorum Romanorum, 27 Vols. A. Banti & L. Simonetti Firenze. 1972-1979.
Biaggi Untitled photographic plates [The Leo Biaggi de Blasys collection of Roman gold coins and medallions] Anon. Undated [c. 1999].
BMCGCatalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, 29 Vols. Various authors London. 1873-1927.
BMCRE Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, 6 Vols.H. Mattingly et al. London. 1932-1962.
BMCRR Coins of the Roman Republic in The British Museum, 3 Vols. H.A. Grueber London 1910
Calicó Catálogo de monedas antiguas de hispania X. & F. Calicó Barcelona. 1979.
Cohen Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, 8 Vols. H. Cohen Paris. 1880-92. (Reprinted)
Dattari (Savio) Catalogo completo della collezione Dattari Numi Augg. Alexandrini A. Savio, ed. Trieste. 1999.
DCA Dated Coins of Antiquity: A comprehensive catalogue of the coins and how their numbers came about E. Cohen Classical Numismatic Group. Lancaster. 2011.
DepeyrotLes monnaies d'or. 2 vols. G. Depeyrot Wetteren. 1995-1996.
DOCLR Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection P. Grierson & M. Mays Washngton, D.C. 1992.
EmmetAlexandrian Coins K. Emmett Lodi. 2001.
EstiotMonnaies de l'Empire Romain / Roman Imperial Coinage AD 268-276 S. Estiot and J. Mairat Internet: www.ric.mom.fr
GICGreek Imperial Coins: The Local Coinages of the Roman Empire David R. Sear Seaby, London 1982
H&J, Nikopolis The coins of Moesia Inferior I - III c. A.C.: Nikopolis ad Istrum N. Hristova and G. Jekov Blagoevgrad. 2009.
HCRI The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 BC D.R. Sear Spink London
HN Italy Historia Numorum. Italy N.K. Rutter, ed. London. 2001.
K&G Die Münzen der römischen Münztätte Alexandria U. Kampmann & T. Ganschow Regenstauf. 2008.
King Fifth "Fifth century silver coinage in the western Roman Empire: the usurpations in Spain and Gaul"C.E. King in Mélanges Bastien
Köln Katalog alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln, 5 Vols.A. Geissen Cologne. 1974-83.
Lacam La fin de L'Empire Romain et le monnayage or en Italie. G. Lacam Lucern. 1983.
Lyon Le Monnayage de l'atelier de Lyon P. Bastien et al Paris 1972
McAlee The Coins of Roman Antioch R. McAlee Lancaster, PA. 2007.
Milne Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins in the Ashmolean Museum J.G. Milne Oxford. 1927.
Mouchmov Ancient Coins of the Balkan Peninsula and the Coins of the Bulgarian Monarchs N. Mouchmov Sofia. 1912.
Mouchmov, Monnaies"Les monnaies des rois Thraces" in Recueil de mémoires dédié à Boris Diakovitch N. Mouchmov. Sofia, 1927
Prieur A Type Corpus of The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 M. Prieur Lancaster. 2000.
Ranieri La Monetazione di Ravenna Antica dal V al VIII Secolo. E. Ranieri Bologna 2006
RBW The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins R. Russo Zurich. 2013.
RCVM Roman Coins and their Values The Millenium Edition 5 Volumes David R. Sear Spink London
RIC The Roman Imperial Coinage in 10 Volumes - see below Various London
New RIC tempThe Roman Imperial Coinage, new volume 5 (work in progress) New RIC 5-Internet
RPC Roman Provincial Coinage. 3 Vols in 5 parts Various authors London/Paris. 1992-2006.
RPC Online Online Database--
RRC Roman Republican Coinage, in 2 VolumesMichael Crawford 1974
RSC Roman Silver Coins, in 5 VolumesH. A. Seaby 1976-1987
SNG Cop. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Danish National Museum -Copenhagen. 1942-1979
SNG Munchen Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, München Staatlische Münzsammlung -Berlin. 1968-present.
Spijkerman The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia A. Spijkerman Jerusalem. 1978.
Sydenham The Coinage of the Roman Republic E. Sydenham London. 1952.
Varbanov Greek Imperial Coins, 4 Vols. I. Varbanov Varna. 2002.
Lacam La fin de L'Empire Romain et le monnayage or en Italie G. Lacam Lucern. 1983.

BYZANTINE

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
BCV Byzantine Coins and Their Values David R. Sear Seaby, London 1987
DOC Catalogue of Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the Whittemore Collection, 5 Vols. A. Bellinger & P. Grierson Washington, D.C. 1966-73.
MIB Moneta Imperii Byzantini, 3 Vols. W. Hahn Vienna. 1973-81.
MIBE Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire W. Hahn and M.A. Metlich Vienna. 2000.

'DARK AGES' -GERMANIC MIGRATION

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
BMC Vandals Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards... (Reprinted as Western and Provincial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum) W. Roth London 1911
Bóna "Barbarische Nachähmungen von byzantinischen Goldmünzen im Awarenreich" I. Bóna in RIN 95 (1993)
CNI Corpus Nummorum Italicorum, 20 Vols. -Rome, 1910-1943
CNV Corpus Nummorum Visigothorum. Jesùs Vico Monteoliva et al Madrid 2006
COI The Coinage of Ostrogothic Italy M.A. Metlich London. 2004
Demo Ostrogothic Coinage from Collections in Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia & HerzegovinaJ. Demo Ljubljana. 1994
Elemér Ethnic Continuity in the Carpatho-Danubian Area in "East European Monologues 249" I Elemér New York 1992
MECMedieval European Coinage P. Grierson & M. Blackburn Cambridge. 1986.
MIB Moneta Imperii Byzantini, 3 Vols. W. Hahn Vienna. 1973-81.
Miles, Visigoths The Coinage of the Visigoths of Spain G.C. Miles New York. 1952.
MV La moneda visigoda R. Pliego Vázquez Seville. 2009.
Pecunem 9 auction--
Stefan"Die Münzstätte Sirmium unter den Ostgoten und Gepiden"F. Stefan in BfM 1925

MEDIEVAL

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
ACArmenian Coins and Their Values Y.T. NercessianLos Angeles. 1995.
Balog & Yvon"Monnaies a Légendes Arabes de l'Orient Latin" P. Balog & J. Yvonin RN 1958
BergerDie mittelalterlichen Brakteaten im Kestner-Museum Hannover F. Berger Hannover1993
BiaggiMonete e zecche medievali italiane dal seculo VIII al seculo XV E. Biaggi Torino, 1992.
BoudeauMonnaies Françaises ProvincialesE. BoudeauMaastricht 1970
BonhoffSammlung Dr. F. Bonhoff, Auction 293 (27 October 1977)B. Peus Frankfurt.
BurgosCatalogo General de la Moneda Medieval Hispano-Cristiana F. Burgos et al. Madrid, 1980
BurnsThe Coinage of Scotland, 3 Vols. E. Burns Edinburgh, 1887
CahnSchweizerische Münzkataloge I: Fribourg. E.B. Cahn Bern, 1959
CCSCoins of the Crusader States A. Malloy, A. Preston, A. Seltman N.Y. 1994
CianiLes monnaies royales Françaises L. Ciani Paris, 1926
CNICorpus Nummorum Italicorum, 20 Vols. - Rome, 1910-1943
CSIICoins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands: Including Anglo-Gallic Coins -Spink, London
DepeyrotLe numeraire carolingien: corpus de monnaies. Moneta 9G. DepeyrotParis. 1998
DavenportEuropean Crowns and Talers 1484-1968, 4 Vols.J.S. Davenport Frankfurt, Galesburg, and London. 1977-1964.
DietikerBöhmen-Katalog der Habsburger Münzen 1526-1887 H. A. Dietiker Munich 1979
DonebauerBeschreibung der Sammlung Böhmischer Münzen und Medaillen des Max Donebauer, mit Anhang, 2 Vols.E. Fiala Prague. 1889-91
DuplessyLes monnaies françaises royales de Hugues Capet á Louis XVI (987-1793) J. DuplessyParis, 1988
HävernickDie Münzen der Stadt Köln von Beginn der Prägung bis 1304 W. HävernickKöln 1935
HuszárMünzcatalog Ungarn L. Huszár Munich 1979
KopickiIlustrowany Skorowidz Pieniedzy Polskich i z Polska Zwaizanych, 4 Vols. E. Kopicki Warsaw. 1995.
Krause (KM)Standard Catalogue of World CoinsC.L. Krause & C. MishlerKrause Publications. Iola.
Laf"Eligius monetarius"J. Lafaurie in RN 1977
Ljubic IJugoslavinskih Novaca S. Ljubica Zagreb. 1875.
LucasMonnaies de Hainaut P. Lucas Charleroi. 1981.
M&GCarolingian Coinage K. Morrison & H. Grunthal ANSNNM 158 (1967)
MELas monedas Españolas, 12th edition, revised. J.R. Cayon & C. Castan Madrid. 1998.
MECMedieval European Coinage. 17 Volumes P. Grierson & M. Blackburn Cambridge, 1986
MenadierDie Aachen Münzen J. Menadier Berlin, 1913
Metcalf, CrusadesCoinage of the Crusades and the Latin East D.M. Metcalf London 1983
Metcalf SGThe coinage of South Germany in the thirteenth century D.M. Metcalf London 1961
MIRMonete Italiane Regionali, 5 Vols. Various Pavia, ND
Pannuti-RiccioLa monatazione a napoli del 1442 al 1556 M. Pannuti Naples, 1973
PaolucciLe monete dei dogi di venezia R. Paolucci Padua, 1990
Poey d'AvantMonnaies Féodales de France, 3 Vols.F. Poey d'AvantParis, 1858
Rethy-ProbsztCorpus Nummorum Hungariae. L. Rethy, G. Probszt Graz 1958
RobertsThe Silver Coins of Medieval France, 476-1610 AD. J.N. Roberts South Salem NY, 1996
SaulcyLes monnaies de Lorraine. F. De Saulcy Metz, 1841
SombartCatalogue des monnaies royales françaises de François Ier á Henri IVStéphan Sombart Paris 1997
SCBISylloge of the Coins of the British Isles, 55 Vols. Various London, 1958-present
SchNumismatique de l'Orient Latin G. Schlumberger Paris. 1878
SmolíkPrazské Groše a Jejich Díly (1300-1547) J. SmolíkPrague, 1971
SpahrLe monete Siciliane, 2 Vols.R. Spahr Bâle and Graz, 1982
VanHoudtAtlas der Munten van België, Van de Kelten tot heden H. Vanhoudt Heren, 1996
YouroukovaBulgarian Mediaeval Coins and Seals P. Youroukova & V. Penchev Sofia, 1990

ISLAM

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
Album A Checklist of Popular Islamic Coins S. Album Santa Rosa, 1993
Balog (Ayyubids) The Coinage of the Ayyubids P. Balog London, 1980
BMC Catalogue of Oriental Coins in the British Museum - 10 Volumes -London, various dates
Edhem Catalogue des monnaies turcomanes I.G. Edhem 1894
Klat Catalogue of the Post-Reform Dirhams M.G. Klat London, 2002
Mitchiner ACW (MACW) Oriental Coins and Their Values: The Ancient and Classical World M. Mitchiner London, 1978
MWI Oriental Coins and Their Values. Volume 1. The World of Islam M. Mitchiner London, 1977
SICA Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean. 3 vols. S. Album, et al. Oxford. 1999-present.
SNA Tübingen (SNAT)Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum: Tübingen. PalästinaL. IlischTübingen, 1993-present
Tye a catalogue and account of the coin denomination of daily use in medieval Afghanistan and North West India R. & M. Tye Isle of South Uist, 1995
Walker, (Arab-Byzantine)A Catalogue of Arab-Byzantine and Post-Reform Ommayyad Coins J. Walker London 1941
Walker, (Arab-Sasanian)A Catalogue of Arab-Sasanian Coins J. Walker London 1957

ENGLAND/BRITAIN

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
Abramson Sceatta List T. Abramson Norfolk, 2012
AGC Anglo-Gallic Coins P. & B.R. Withers and S.D. Ford Llanfyllin, 2015
Beresford-Jones, Salutes "The Salutes of Henry VI"R.D. Beresford-Jones in BNJ XLIII (1973)
BNJ The British Numismatic Journal -yearly various British Numismatic Society
CSII Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands: Including Anglo-Gallic Coins - Spink, London
Dowle/Finn The Guide Book to the Coinage of Ireland A. Dowle & P. Finn London, 1969
Elias The Anglo-Gallic Coinage E.R. Duncan Elias Paris and London, 1984
ESC The English Silver Coinage from 1649. H.A. Seaby & P.A. Rayner London, 1992
KM Standard Catalogue of World Coins C.L. Krause & C. Mishler Krause Publications, Iola
Metcalf Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 Vols. D.M. Metcalf London, 1993-1994
NC The Numismatic Chronicle -yearly various Royal Numismatic Society
North English Hammered Coinage Volume 1 Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272 Jeffrey J. North Spink London, 1994
North English Hammered Coinage Volume 2 Edward I to Charles II 1272-1662 Jeffrey J. North Spink, London 1991
Roberts The Silver Coins of Medieval France, 476-1610 AD J.N. Roberts South Salem NY, 1996
SCBC Coins of England & The United Kingdom - Spink London, yearly
SCBI Sylloge of the Coins of the British Isles, 55 Vols. Various London, 1958-present

INDIA

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
BMC Catalogue of Indian coins in the British Museum in seven volumes Various London 1884-1936
GCV Greek Coins and Their Values David R. Sear Volume 2: Asia and Africa
GH Punchmarked Coinage of the Indian Subcontinent - Magadha-Mauryan SeriesP. L. Gupta & T.R. Hardaker Mumbai, 2014
Hull Collector's Guide to Muhammadan Coins of India D. B. Hull Alhambra, 1972
KM Standard Catalogue of World Coins C.L. Krause & C. Mishler Krause Publications, Iola
Mitchener ACW Oriental Coins and Their Values: The Ancient and Classical World M. Mitchiner London, 1978
MitchinerIndo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage, in 9 Volumes M. Mitchiner-
Rg Standard Catalogue of Sultanate Coins of IndiaD. Rajgor Mumbai, 1991
Senior Indo-Scythian Coins and History, 3 Vols. R. SeniorLondon, 2001
Tye Jitals : a catalogue and account of the coin denomination of daily use in medieval Afghanistan and North West India. R. & M. Tye Isle of South Uist, 1995

CHINA

AbreviationDescriptionAuthorPublisher
Hartill Cast Chinese Coins D. Hartill Victoria, 2005
Sch Chinese Currency F.J. Schjoth London/Oslo, 1929

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