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Numismatic Books by David R. Sear

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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; $85.00 SALE PRICE $76.50 Out of Stock!


Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three

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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.
BK40496. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three 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, special price!; $58.00 SALE PRICE $52.20


Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume IV

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ROMAN COINS AND THEIR VALUES, Volume IV, The Tetrarchies and the Rise of the House of Constantine: The Collapse of Paganism and the Triumph of Christianity, Diocletian to Constantine, AD 284 - 337 by David Sear
This latest volume in the classic series contains a comprehensive listing of the Roman coinage of the period AD 284 - 337 together with background information on the history of each reign.
BKBSME4. Roman Coins and Their Values IV by David R. SEAR, The Tetrarchies and the Rise of the House of Constantine: The Collapse of Paganism and the Triumph of Christianity, Diocletian to Constantine, AD 284 - 337, illustrations throughout, valuations, hardback, laminated jacket, special price!; SOLD







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