Автор: David R. Sear
Название: Roman Coins and Their Values. Volume II. The Accession of Nerva to the Overthrow of the Severan Dynasty. AD 96 - AD 235
Издательство: Spink and Son Ltd
Кол-во страниц: 696
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Описание монет Римской империи Часть 2
Volume II extends coverage of the Imperial series to the overthrow of the Severan dynasty in 235. It encompasses the ‘golden age’ of the Roman imperial coinage. The full development of the Augustan system of coin denomination and perfection of the method by which government propaganda was communicated to the citizenry through the medium of coinage both reached their peak during these fourteen decades. The preceding coinages of the Julio-Claudian and Flavians periods had seen much experimentation with the currency system and tentative early steps in the development of the propaganda potential of the reverse types. The coinages of the Adoptive emperors and those of the Antonine and Severan dynasties saw the ultimate fulfilment of this process resulting in a coinage of unprecedented volume and complexity. The number of types included in the listings shows a dramatic increase and the proportion of illustrated coins is much greater than before. Current market valuations are given in pounds sterling and US dollars, in two or three grades. Illustrations have been increased, and their quality improved. The biographical sketches at the commencement of each reign and under certain subsidiary headings have been fully revised.