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Coins from Asia Minor and the East; selections from the Colin E. Pitchfork collection.

9780646550510

Coins from Asia Minor and the East; selections from the Colin E. Pitchfork collection.

Wright, Nicholas L.

MGA Graphics

192 pages

$50.00

Ancient coins in Australian collections; v.2

CJ216

The catalog for an exhibition that opened at the Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures in November 2011 is augmented with seven essays based on presentations at an accompanying conference of the Numismatic Association of Australia. They discuss such topics as understanding the earliest coinages, the heroic image and the portrait coinages of Lykian dynasts, dating on coins as a Phoenician invention, the iconography of succession under the late Seleucids, and the emergence of the Greco-Baktrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms. For each coin described and illustrated, a paragraph outlines the historical and cultural context within which it was created. There is no index. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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