Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Collection; Further Asia, Northern Africa, Western Europe

Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Collection; Further Asia, Northern Africa, Western Europe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... coins bearing tin' head of Agrippiua make their first appearance in the twelfth year of Claudius. They are contemporary with the preceding group, and were struck in three denominations, only the largest of which is represented here The billon coinage of Nero's reign falls into three well-marked periods, each haring a characteristic class of types, including family portraits. It is not likely that these periods hare any political or economic significance. More probably they indicate changes in the personal administration of the mint. First Period (Years 3--6). On the coins of tie First Period Nero's head on the. Ohr. is altrays laureate, and to r. The family portraits are the heads of Agrippina and of Octaria. For the rest, the Her. types are (irith the, exception of Agathodaimon) personifications such as are usually found on Roman coins, a descriptire title being always added. The date is placed on the. Her. 20(3-5 I Bill. 1 NEP Dattari (Riv. Ital. di Num., 1903, pp. 11 ft.") recognizes tiro issues, with the commencement of the second of which he associates a 'monetary reform.' It should lie noted that there is in the B.M. (unpublished) a coin with _A. The Obv. type is similar to that found on Nos. 64 if., while the inscr. is KAIZ Z EB TE PM AYT f Dattari has drawn attention to the gradual growth of tho inscr. from N EP to N EPX2N on the coins of Group I., which corresponds to his 'first issuo.' He well points out that tho chango always takes place in the middle of the (Alexandrian) year--that is, probably at the commencement of tho Roman year (Rir. Ital. di Num., 1903, pp. 15 ff.). This principle admits of wider application, as will he seen from instances throughout the whole Alexandrian series. Coins with NEP have 2 E$, while all...show more

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