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Ancient History from Coins : Approaching the Ancient World - Christopher Howgego

Ancient History from Coins

Approaching the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 26th October 1995
ISBN: 9780415089937
Number Of Pages: 220

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Coins are a rich source of information for the ancient historian; yet too often historians are uneasy about using them as evidence because of the special problems attached to their interpretation. "Ancient History from Coins" demystifies this specialized subject and introduces students to the techniques, methods, problems and advantages of using coins in the study of ancient history.
Christopher Howgego shows through numerous examples how the character, patterns and behavior of coinage bear on major historical themes. Covering the period from the invention of coinage (c. 600 B.C.) until the reign of Diocletian, this study examines topics ranging from state finance and economic policy to imperial domination and political propaganda through coin types.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Moneyp. 1
Mintingp. 24
Empiresp. 39
Politicsp. 62
Circulationp. 88
Crisisp. 111
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415089937
ISBN-10: 041508993X
Series: Approaching the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th October 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1