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« on: February 01, 2014, 04:02:07 pm »

Hi,

Just started to pull together a web gallery of buildings and monuments on ancient coins that I've come across. I'm posting information about the monuments as I get time to do so.


Just a bit of fun really in putting some coins from my collection into a context. A work in progress.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 04:17:22 pm »


Nice buildings on some nice coins, very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 08:22:37 pm »

Mauseus, do you already have the pdf of T. Donaldson's very interesting book
"Architectural Medals of Classic Antiquity" ?
In it he describes numerous temples and other buildings which appear on coins
from Classical Greece until and with Roman Provincial times.
For the archive.org page which includes the google books version link:
https://archive.org/details/architecturanum00donagoog

For the archive.org page which includes the  link to their own copy (a bit yellowish:
https://archive.org/details/architecturanumi00dona
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 11:03:29 pm »

if you are not familiar with it, you might look up,
"Monumental Coins- Buildings & Structures on Ancient Coinage"
by Marvin Tameanko.  Krause Publications Iola WI, 1999

But, do your own project and then afterwards you might look at this.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 12:05:51 am »

Hi,
Thank you both for your book suggestions. If you look on the bibliography tab of the website I have a copy of both Donaldson and Tameanko.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 01:57:00 am »

Hi Mauseus..

I like this idea ..
I have in my Gallery the "Campgates gallery" as a theme gallery..
maybe I try to start  "Tempel.." or more... Smiley Thumbs Up

Best regards
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 03:18:33 am »

Unusually for a modern coin book, Tameanko contains no photos at all. There are simple line drawings, but in terms of communicating what a building looks like on a coin, one might as well just stick with text. There are great variations in quality between line drawings. Some 19th century artists managed to convey the physicality of a coin through careful depiction of wear, edges, defects, and use of shading. But not in this case, the illustrations in this book are diagrams so you can count the pillars on a temple, rather than artistic renderings of an ancient coin.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 01:39:37 pm »

I forgot about the line drawings, thank you Andrew for remedying my oversight.

But again, do you own homework, and _then_ it might be profitable to look at Tameanko.
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