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Offline Jiminey

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Great Book
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:09:36 pm »
With my renewed interest in ancient coins, my wife got me a book for Christmas that I think would be great for anyone new to the hobby.

Ancient Selfies by Clinton Richardson.

My interest has been mostly Roman Imperial coins, with a very little knowledge of Roman Republic and other older coins. This book was a nice summary of the different nations/cultures/rulers from the first coins  <500 BC through to Julius Caesar and the Imperators. It feels like the authors personal collection of coins that he gives a brief history of each. Along with the history, he also gives the provenance of each coin. If I counted correctly, 11 of the coins were purchased right here at Forvm Ancient Coins!

Anyone new to the hobby looking for a book, this is one I would highly recommend!

Offline orfew

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Re: Great Book
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 09:40:02 pm »
I agree with your recommendation. I have a copy and thoroughly enjoyed it. I like the way the author chooses a coin and then supplies a picture and description. In the description the author also gives the historical significance of the coin.

This book is a really interesting introduction to the world of ancient coins.


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