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Roman Coins and History Books

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Roman Coins and Their Values, 4th Revised Edition

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ROMAN COINS AND Their VALUES, 1988 edition, by David Sear

The only one-volume priced guide to the coinage of Republican and Imperial Rome. The original edition of Sear's Roman Coins and Their Values was published by Seaby thirty-six years ago and has been through three revisions (1970, 1974, and 1981). This edition is a reprint of the 1988 Seaby's version. It is an indispensable listing of all major types of gold, silver and bronze, issued over some seven hundred and fifty years by the greatest militaristic state the world has ever known. Over 4,300 coins are included with detailed description and valuations and all major and minor personalities are listed by means of their portrait coins. This fourth revised edition takes notice under the Republic of recent work in the field, especially that of Professor Michael Crawford. In the Imperial period, essential new references that have appeared since the previous edition are all incorporated, for example Dr. J. P. C. Kent's magisterial volume Roman Imperial Coinage VIII, and the late Dr. C. H. V. Sutherland's extensive revision of Roman Imperial Coinage I. The introductory material on denominations, reverse types, mints, mint marks and dating presents a useful background, as do the succinct biographical details that precede the listing of coins issued by emperors and members of the imperial family. Previous editions have been acknowledged by collectors, Roman historians and scholars alike as the most useful single volume reference work in the field. With 12 plates, over 900 photos in the text and a map.
BKBSRCV. Roman Coins and Their Values, 4th Revised Edition by David R. Sear, 1988 edition (reprint), 388 pages, 12 plates, valuations in £, hardback, list price $70.00; $43.00 SALE PRICE $38.70
 


Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide

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Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide by Richard Plant

A slim 80-page paperback generously peppered with more than 640 line drawings depicting almost every Roman emperor who ever donned a purple toga..
- Current market values in Fine or Very Fine grades from 241BC - 498AD
- Hundreds of accurate line drawings of most coin types
- A list of 3rd - 6th Century Mint town markings
- Historical notes of coinage changes and metal types
- Values for common barbaric types
- Information on Roman coin grading

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BKBRBMC. Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide, 4th Edition by Richard Plant, $10.00 SALE PRICE $9.00
 


Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume III

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ROMAN COINS AND THEIR VALUES, Volume Three, The Accession of Maximus to the Death of Carinus AD235 - AD 285 by David Sear

The third volume of the fully revised and expanded general catalogue of Roman coins extends coverage of the Imperial series from the accession of Maximinus I in AD 235 down to the assassination of Carinus and the accession of Diocletian half a century later.
BKBSME3. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume III by David R. Sear, The Third Century Crisis and Recovery, A.D. 235-285 (The Accession of Maximus to the Death of Carinus), illustrations throughout, valuations in £ and US$ in at least two grades of preservation, hardback, laminated jacket, new, special price!; $58.00 SALE PRICE $52.20
 


Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values

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GREEK IMPERIAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES by David R. Sear.

This catalogue is unique in providing the collector with the only comprehensive and authoritative guide devoted specifically to the local coinages of the Roman Empire, undoubtedly the most neglected series in the whole of ancient classical numismatics. Greek Imperial coins span more than three centuries from Augustus to Diocletian, and were issued at over six hundred mints from Spain in the west to Mesopotamia in the east. The catalogue is arranged in three sections; first, the coins bearing the heads of emperors and empresses are catalogued in their chronological sequence, reign by reign. This arrangement aids the collector in identification and emphasizes the true importance of the local series as a complement to the empire-wide Roman state coinage. Within each reign the issues are placed in their traditional geographical sequence, as are the quasi-autonomous coins (those without imperial names and portraits) which are listed separately in section two. The third section of the catalogue lists contemporary coinages - the products of independent and semi-independent states belonging to the same era as Greek Imperial issues - and, in many instances, completes the listing begun in the two volumes of Greek Coins and their Values. In addition to cataloguing and valuing over 6,000 coins, full information is provided on all aspects of the subjects, types and inscriptions, magistrates' titles, city epithets, dates and eras, denominations and marks of value and a full alphabetical listing of all the mints (with ethnics) engaged in the production of Greek Imperial coin.
BKBSGIC. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire, London 1982, Reprinted 1997, xxxvi, 636 pages, illustrated throughout with over 1,750 photographs, 10 maps, valuations, hardback with dust-cover, special price!; $58.00 SALE PRICE $52.20
 


Aorta: A Guide for the Roman Coin Collector

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aorta
Aorta is an abridged version of ERIC II. This affordable book is the perfect beginner's companion into the exciting hobby of ancient Roman coin collecting. Aorta features:
- A fully comprehensive catalog of Roman coins in one handy book
- Covers the period from Octavian to the fall of Rome in 476 AD
- Modern, easy to use system for identifying all your Roman Imperial coins
- Biographies on over 100 emperors, empresses and other imperial members
- The latest market pricing
- Thousands of coin and other photographs
- Includes ERIC II 2011 corrigenda
- Concise and portable at only 6.5"x5" and just over 1lb.
BK40502. Aorta - A Guide for the Roman Coin Collector by Rasiel Suarez, 2011, paperback, 1,021 pages, now out of print and hard to find; $45.00 SALE PRICE $40.50
 


The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins

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First published in 1991, Van Meter's Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins (HRIC) quickly became a cult classic among collectors. In 1999, used copies were trading in excess of $100 on eBay. This was no surprise, really..the book remains the most comprehensive, and yet easy-to-use one-volume reference on Roman Imperial Coins! With over 330 large-format pages, and 1000   illustrations, the HRIC provides the collector with both an expansive overview of the history of the coinage, and a particularly thorough catalogue of the coin types. Numerous charts, tables, and a lexicon make identifying, attributing and understanding your coins a pleasure. This book is quite simply the best value in reference literature on Roman Imperial coins!

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BKBHRIC. Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins by David Van Meter, $34.95 SALE PRICE $31.46
 


SNG Bulgaria, Bobokov Bros Collection, Thrace and Moesia Interior, Volume 1: Deultum

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BKBSNGB. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Bulgaria, Bobokov Bros Collection, Thrace and Moesia Interior, Volume 1: Deultum by Dimitar Draganov, Bulgaria, 2005; 303 pages, 134 plates, A4 format, green laminated hardback; new, small nick in the edge of the cover, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00
 


Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett

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A volume of essays by the teachers, colleagues and friends of Andrew Burnett. Articles include the following: - Johan van Heesch and Fran Stroobants, The silver coinage of Sagalassos in Pisidia
- Giovanni Gorini, A new hoard of Romano-Campanian coins from Nora (Sardinia)
- Michael Crawford, The coinage of the Mamertini
- Pere Pau Ripollès and Richard Witschonke, The unofficial Roman Republican semisses struck in Spain
- Ian Leins, Anarevito: Political fluidity in southern Britain in the late Iron Age
- Michel Amandry, Une mystérieuse émission provinciale tibérienne frappée en Asie Mineure
- Chris Howgego, The circulation of the gold coinage of Vespasian struck in the East
- William E. Metcalf, A new Vespasianic mint?
- Richard Abdy, Capita aut capita? The double heads (and double tails) coins of Hadrian
- Richard Reece, Coins and sites: cautionary tales from Time Team
- Roger Bland, Roman contacts with Ireland in the light of the coins from Drumanagh
- Kevin Butcher, Debasement and the decline of Rome
- Dario Calomino, From Thrace to Lesbos. Coinage and cities across the Hellespont in the 3rd century AD
- Jerome Mairat and Antony Hostein, Les monnaies d’Alexandrie de Troade au milieu du IIIe siècle: liaisons de coins indédites
- Alexander Bursche und Kirill Myzgin, Gold coins, Alexandria Troas and Goths
- Sylviane Estiot, L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus
- Sam Moorhead, A dated coin of Allectus; Edward Besly, Allectus and his money
- Francois de Callatay, Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) and his early numismatic correspondence with Andreas Morell (1646-1703)
BK12705. Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett edited by Roger Bland and Dario Calomino, London, 2015, 316 pages, hardcover, one copy available; $117.00 SALE PRICE $105.00
 


Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 2: Anamur Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins

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BK65560. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 2: Anamur Museum. Volume I: Roman Provincial Coins, Istanbul, 2007, hardbound, quatro, 40 pages of plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (469 coins); $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00
 


The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 B.C.

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THE HISTORY AND COINAGE OF THE ROMAN IMPERATORS 49-27 BC by David Sear

The brief period covered in this book witnessed the violent transition of the Roman state from a republican constitution, presided over by the Senate, to a full military autocracy under the control of one man, the Emperor Augustus. In reality, the events of these years were merely the culmination of a movement which had been gathering strength over the preceding half-century, since the rise of men such as Marius and Sulla. Caesar had put events into motion by his invasion of Italy and his challenge to Pompey's dominant position in Roman politics. With his assassination on the Ides of March, 44 B.C., Caesar's role was inherited by his youthful great-nephew Octavian who, against seemingly hopeless odds, succeeded in eliminating his rivals for supreme power, notably Mark Antony and his ambitious consort Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. This book traces in detail the unfolding of this drama. Each of its six chapters includes a comprehensive catalogue listing of all the relevant coin types and varieties, each with a full discussion of its significance in the interpretation of the events of the period. Information on the rarity of each type, including estimates of current value, is presented in a separate table. The numerous, though less precisely understood, local coinages of the Imperatorial period are listed in an extensive appendix. Whilst providing a comprehensive numismatic reference work for the age of transition from Republic to Empire the author has also aimed to heighten the historian's awareness of the vital role which may be played by the numismatic evidence in the detailed chronicling of event.
BK43171. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 B.C. by David R. Sear, a detailed survey including valuations for collectors, 1998, 360 pages, illustrated throughout, hardback; $95.00 (€80.75) ON RESERVE




  



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