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    Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336-188 BC) (336-188 B.C.) (Hardback) By (author) Otto Morkholm, Edited by Ulla Westermark, Edited by Philip Grierson

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    DescriptionThis book, first published in 1991, is a full study of early Hellenistic coinage. It provides a general history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor, over the century and a half 336-188 BC. Dr Morkholm's detailed descriptions of the coins, and the 40 pages of plates illustrating over 600 items, will provide a standard work of reference for ancient historians, numismatists and collectors. His original intention was to write a survey of Hellenistic coinage down to the Roman acquisition of Egypt in 30 BC, but he died with his project only half finished. The survey of early Hellenistic coinage, however, is complete in itself. A short epilogue has been added by Professor Grierson describing the main features of the coinage after 188 BC.


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    Title
    Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336-188 BC)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Otto Morkholm, Edited by Ulla Westermark, Edited by Philip Grierson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521395045
    ISBN 10: 0521395046
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    DC22: 737.4938
    DC20: 737.4938
    B&T Approval Code: A18320000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CJ407 .M67 1991
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 b/w illus. 6 maps 4 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 July 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...the editors have done a splendid job...a brilliant, thorough handbook of Hellenistic coinage for the first half of the Hellenistic Age. It will be indispensable for anyone, numismatist or not, who works in this period, and will stand as a great monument to its author." American Journal of Archaeology
    Table of contents
    Foreword Philip Grierson; Summary of the plates; Maps, figures and tables; Abbreviations; Part I. General Features of the Coinage: 1. Metals and weight standards; 2. Coin production and use; 3. Types and inscriptions; Part II. Alexander and the Diadochi 336-c.280; 4. Coins of Alexander's lifetime; 5. Philip III and the early posthumous coinage; 6. Egypt and its neighbours; 7. Syria and the East: Seleucus; 8. Macedonia, Asia Minor and Greece; Part III. The Balance of Power: Eastern Hellenism; c.280-188 Introduction; 9. The Ptolemies c.283-200; 10. The Seleucids; 11. Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece; Epilogue; A. The end of Macedonian coinage Otto Morkholm; B. Later Hellenistic coinage Philip Grierson; Appendices: Lists of rulers; Chronological tables 336-187; Glossary; Select bibliography; Plate captions.