- Publisher: University of California Press
- Format: Hardback | 355 pages
- Dimensions: 229mm x 305mm x 25mm | 1,406g
- Publication date: 23 May 2005
- Publication City/Country: Berkerley
- ISBN 10: 0520231694
- ISBN 13: 9780520231696
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 32-page plate section; 20 scattered line figures and 1 b/w photo; 238 pages of t
- Sales rank: 1,359,694
Since 1974 the University of California at Berkeley has been sponsoring extensive excavations at the Panhellenic athletic festival center of ancient Nemea in the modern Greek province of Korinthia. With its well-documented excavation and clear historical context, the site offers an excellent opportunity for investigation and analysis. This volume, the third in a series of publications on Nemea, is a detailed presentation of the more than three thousand legible coins from all over the ancient world that have been unearthed there. The coins, which are mostly bronze but show an unusually high proportion of silver, reflect the periods of greatest activity at the site - the late Archaic and Early Classical, the Early Hellenistic, the Early Christian, and the Byzantine. More than a compendium of data, the study breaks new ground with its analysis and contextualization of numismatic evidence in an archaeological setting.
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Robert C. Knapp is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. John D. Mac Isaac is Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion at Mary Washington College.
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Selected Bibliography and Abbreviations Specialized Terminology and Abbreviations Elevations, Grid References, and Measurements Introduction Part I: The Classical, Hellenistic, Roman Provincial and Roman Coins to AD 306 Conspectus of Coins Introduction: Archaeonumismatics and Nemea Overview Stadium Coins Heroon Coins Roadway Coins Coins in Sanctuaries Circulation of Bronze Coins Bronze Mints Not Attested at Nemea Nemea on Coins Catalogue of Coins, Part I Part II: The Early Christian and Later Coin Finds from Nemea An Overview The Early Christian Community Comnenid and Frankish Nemea Catalogue of Coins, Part II Index of Subjects Index of Inventoried Finds