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Byzantine Coin and History Books

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Byzantine Coins and Their Values

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Byzantine Coins and their Values by David R. Sear

The Byzantine Empire lasted for almost a thousand years after the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The period covered by this catalogue is from the reign of Anastasius I (491-518) until the capture of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. When this catalogue was first published in 1974 it was hailed as containing more information in a concise form than any other single volume on the Byzantine series. This edition incorporates the research of the intervening years, new attributions and new coins that have been recognised. The later Palaeologan period has been completely revised by Simon Bendall and an Appendix has been added covering the gold forgeries of the 'Beirut' and allied schools that have caused collectors some concern. Over 2,500 coins in gold, silver and bronze are listed, valued and illustrated with more than 600 photographs, giving a virtual type catalogue of the Byzantine series. The Introduction discusses the types, mints, denominations, dates and inscriptions found on Byzantine coins and includes seven maps and a table of monograms. This is an invaluable guide to the whole of the Byzantine series and is already a standard reference work.
BKBSB. Byzantine Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear, 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.1987, reprinted, London 2000, 528 pages, illustrated throughout, valuations, hardback, special price!; $58.00 SALE PRICE $52.20


Die MŁnzen der Komnenen von Trapezunt

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The history and coinage of Trebizond Emperors. The book covers Alexius I (1204-1224) to David (1458-1461).
BK11427. Die MŁnzen der Komnenen von Trapezunt Otto Retowski, 1974, in German, 189 pages, 15 plates, hardback, good condition; $65.00 SALE PRICE $52.00


Byzantine and Early Medieval Western European Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow

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BK34163. Byzantine and Early Medieval Western European Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow by J.D. Bateson and I.G. Campbell, Spink, London, 1998, 180 pages, 29 plates, blue cloth, dust jacket, Hunterian coin collection part 6 (parts 1-5 were the Roman Imperial set), includes Ostrogothic and Merovingian coins; $58.00 SALE PRICE $46.40


The Numismatic Iconography of Justinian II (685-695, 705-711 A.D.)

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Justinian II was the first Byzantine emperor to place the image of Christ on his regular official coinage.
BK10132. The Numismatic Iconography of Justinian II (685-695, 705-711 A.D.) by James D. Breckenridge, American Numismatic Society, Numismatic notes and monographs 144 (ANSNNM 144), 1959, paperback, 104 pages, 10 plates; $40.00 SALE PRICE $32.00


Speedy Identification of Early Denominationally Marked Byzantine Bronzes

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What is Speedy ID? You look at a reverse key feature, say * M * - the book says turn to pages 28 - 31, you go there and by looking at some of the other details of the coin you are led to your coin's number in Sear's Byzantine Coins and Their Values. This book is not a replacement for Sear's book; it is a tool to help you find coins in that book faster, much faster!
BKBSIDB. Speedy Identification of Early Denominationally Marked Byzantine Bronzes by C. Daniel Clark, 134 pages, covers bronze coins from Anastasius I (491 - 518 AD) to Basil I (867 - 886 AD), wire bound paperback, black & white photographs dispersed throughout; $25.00 SALE PRICE $20.00


Catalogue of the Late Byzantine Coins, Vol. I, 1082 - 1261 AD.

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This new reference covers all known types from the period, including many variants published for the first time. Since these late Byzantine types are invariably obscure, each type is depicted with a line drawing of a composite ideal coin. With this new reference it is far easier to accurately identify these challenging types.
BK40497. Catalogue of the Late Byzantine Coins, Vol. I, 1082 - 1261 AD. by Valentin Marchev and Robert Wachter, hardback, 603 pages, 686 line drawings and 190 photos, new with bent corners typical of books from Eastern Europe; $145.00 (Ä129.05)







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