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    Coins of the Ancient World: History's Priceless Treasures - A Portrait of the JDL Collection (Collections (Tradart Institut)) (Hardback) Edited by Michel-Max Bendenoun, Foreword by Francois De Callatay

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    DescriptionA fascinating introduction to ancient coins and collecting that is both an art book and an initiation. Who has ever dreamed of taking a close look, or perhaps even handling - or, still better, actually owning - a priceless coin of the ancient world? Minted in electrum, gold, silver, or bronze, coins were once the booty of conquest, the substance of princely, royal, and imperial treasures, and are now the pride of the world's major museums. The collection illustrated and discussed in this book is a fine demonstration of what can be accomplished through individual interest, effort, and patience, plus an awareness that leaves room for spontaneous impulses when guided by adequate advice and documented counsel. The result is an accumulated heritage that can be bequeathed to future generations. The collector known as JDL has always been drawn to beauty and exemplarity, his choices have been guided by balance and harmony. Here he presents us with remarkable evidence of the genius of master engravers of the ancient world who, inspired by the muses, were the first to forge monetary art and techniques. The examples illustrated here also reflect another penchant of the man who collected them - a love of travel, a desire to explore the ancient world from one end to the other. The geographical scope of this collection adds further coherence to a set of coins that covers a thousand-year period starting at the very dawn of coinage in the sixth century BCE.


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    Title
    Coins of the Ancient World
    Subtitle
    History's Priceless Treasures - A Portrait of the JDL Collection
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michel-Max Bendenoun, Foreword by Francois De Callatay
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 148
    Width: 225 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,158 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782970007159
    ISBN 10: 2970007150
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000, HIS002010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: WCF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    Abridged Dewey: 737
    LC classification: CJ
    DC22: 737.4075
    Thema V1.0: NHC, WCF
    Illustrations note
    colour photos
    Publisher
    Tradart Institut
    Imprint name
    Tradart Institut
    Publication date
    30 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Brussels