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General References of Ancient Numismatics


1833 Classical Dictionary
Classical Dictionary Containing A Full Account Of All The Proper Names Mentioned In Ancient Authors, With Tables Of Coins,Weights And Measures, In Use Among The Greeks And Romans.
Prefixed With A Chronological Table.

By J. Lempriere, D. D. A New Edition,
Revised And Considerably Enlarged, By The Rev. T. Smith,
Of St. John's College, Cambridge. London :

Printed For T. Allman, 42, Holborn Hill. 1833.

Coinages of the World - Mathews
Matthews, George D.

Illustrated with Several Hundred Engravings of the Principal Coins. New York, Scott & Co., 1876

This book contains hundreds of engravings of the most important (or famous) ancient and modern coins. A brief description accompanies most entries.

Coins and Medals - Their Place In History and Art
Lane-Poole, Stanley; editor

by the authors of the British Museum officialcatalogues, British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals; London, E. Stock,1885

contains:

The study of coins, by R.S. Poole
Greek coins, by B.V. Head
Roman coins, by H.A. Grueber
The coinage of Christian Europe, by C.F. Keary
English coins, by C.F. Keary
Early Oriental coins, by P. Gardner
Mohammedan coins, by S. Lane-Poole
Coins of India, by P. Gardner and S. Lane-Poole
Coins of China and Japan, by T. de La Couperie
Medals, by W. Wroth


Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography Vol 1 - Abacaenum-Hytanis
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography Vol 2 - Iabadius-Zymethu

Smith, William Sir; editor

Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood.

Walton and Maberly, 1854


Dictionary of Numismatic Names
A Dictionary of Numismatic Names: Their Official and Popular Designations. Albert R. Frey, American Numismatic Society 1917.

Electrum Coins and Their Specific Gravity

Head, Barclay Vincent
Weights and measurements of Greek Electrum coinage.
Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 7 (1887), p. 277 - 307

Essay on Ancient Coins, Medals, and Gems

as illustrating the progress of Christianity in the early ages

Walsh, Robert

2nd edition greatly enlarged, 1828, Howell and Stewart (London)


An Essay on Medals

Pinkerton, John

An introduction to the knowledge of ancient and modern coins and medals; especially those of Greece, Rome, and Britain.

3rd edition, with corrections and additions, Volume II; London 1808

Essay on the Means of Distinguishing Antique from Counterfeit Coins and Medals

Beauvais, Guillaume
translated from the French... with notes and illustrations by John Trotter Brockett ; [with a wood-engraving by Thomas Bewick].
S. Hodgson (Newcastle), 1819
Orignally published as 'La maniere de discerner les me dailles antiques de celles qui sont contrefaites', Paris, 1739.

Forgeries of public money, a lecture

Akerman, John Yonge
delivered before the Numismatic Society, April 23, 1843
Numismatic Chronicle Vol.6 (1844), pp. 57-82


Guide to Select Greek and Roman Coins Exhibited in Electrotype (BMC)

Head, Barclay Vincent
Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum (1880)

'The fronts of the two upright cases A and B on either side of the King's Library contain electrotypes of the finest ancient coins in the National Collection, arranged in such a manner as to afford a synoptical view at once historical and geographical of the gold and silver coinage of the ancient world, from the invention of the art of coining, about B.C. 700, down to the Christian era.'

Almost 800 coins described, about 90 of them illustrated on 7 plates.

More information and plates here: http://www.snible.org/coins/guide/

Guide to the Principle Gold and Silver Coins of the Ancients - Head

A later edition of the previous book, the same plates but updated text.

Head Dresses on Ancient Coins - Phillips

Phillips, Henry jr.
Philadelphia 1881 (7 pages)

'The intention of the present paper is to speak of the head-dresses and methods of ornamenting the hair which were in use among the Greeks and Romans, and which we find on their coins.'

History of ancient coinage, 700-300 B.C (1918)
CONTENTS:
I. GREEK TRADE-ROUTES
II. CLASSES OF TRADERS.
III. BANKERS
IV. EARLY MEASURES OF VALUE
V. THE ORIGIN OF COIN-STANDARDS
VI. MUTUAL RELATIONS OF PRECIOUS METALS
VII. RIGHTS OF COINAGE
VIII. MONETARY ALLIANCES
IX. MOTHER-CITY AND COLONY
X. STANDARD CURRENCIES
XI. MONOMETALLISM AND BIMETALLISM
XII. THE DATING OF GREEK COINS
XIII. HOARDS
XIV. FABRIC

FIRST PERIOD: TO 480 B. C.
CHAPTER I   EARLY ELECTRUM

1. Origin of Coinage
2. Ionia
CHAPTER II  LIDIAN AND PERSIAN COINAGE
1. Gold of Lydia
2. Gold of Persia
CHAPTER III  THE COINAGE OF THE IONIAN REVOLT.
CHAPTER IV  SUPPOSED ELECTRUM COINS OF EUROPEAN GREECE
CHAPTER V  PUEIDON AND PELOPONNESUS

1. Coinage at Aegina
2. Influence of Aegina
CHAPTER VI  EARLY COINS OF EUBOEA
CHAPTER VII  EARLY COINS OF CORINTH AND CORCYRA
1. Corinth
2. Corcyra
CHAPTER VIII  EARLY COINS OF ATHENS
1. The Earliest Coinage
2. The Reforms of Solon
3. The Coinage of Peisistratus
4. The Olive-wreath of Athena
CHAPTER IX EARLY SILVER OF ASIA
1. Earliest Issues
2. The Attic Standard
3. Phoenician Standard
4. Persian Standard.
CHAPTER X  EARLY COINS OF THRACE AND MACEDON
1. Thasian Standard
2. Abderite Stanuard
3. Chalcidice
4. The Thracian Chersonese

History of monetary systems.pdf

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The Coin Collectors Manual Part 1 - Humphreys
The Coin Collectors Manual Part 2 - Humphreys
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Illustrated encyclopaedia of gold and silver coins from A.D. 1885 back to B.C. 700

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Introduction to the Study of Ancient and Modern Coins - Akerman

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Lecture on the Study of Ancient Coins in Connection with History - Green

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Lectures on coinage of the Greeks and Romans - Cardwell

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Numismatic Manual or Guide to the Study of Greek Roman and English Coins - Akerman

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Science of Money - del Mar

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Short History of Coins and Currency (BWscan) - Avebury
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Short History of Coins and Currency (Color Scan) - Avebury

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Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures

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Value of numismatics in the study of ancient history - Medd

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