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History of Greek Coins on DVD

History of Greek Coins on DVD
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The History of Greek Coins on DVD

The history of Ancient Greek coinage can be divided into three periods, the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic. The Archaic period extends from the introduction of coinage to the Greek world in about 600 BCE until the Persian Wars in about 480 BCE. The Classical period then began, and lasted until the conquests of Alexander the Great in about 330 BC, which began the Hellenistic period, extending until the Roman absorption of the Greek world in the 1st century BCE.

The Greek cities continued to produce their own coins for several more centuries under Roman rule. The coins produced during this period are called Roman provincial coins or Greek Imperial Coins.

All Greek coins were hand-made, rather than machined as modern coins are. The design for the obverse was carved (in incuso) into a block of bronze or possibly iron, called a die. The design of the reverse was carved into a similar punch. A blank disk of gold, silver, or electrum was cast in a mold and then, placed between these two and the punch struck hard with a hammer, raising the design on both sides of the coin.

Collections of Ancient Greek coins are held by museums around the world, of which the collections of the British Museum, the American Numismatic Society, and the Danish National Museum are considered to be the finest.

There is also an active collector market for Greek coins. Several auction houses in Europe and the United States specialize in ancient coins (including Greek) and there is also a large on-line market for such coins.

Hoards of Greek coins are still being found in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, and some of the coins in these hoards find their way onto the market. Coins are the only art form from the Ancient world which is common enough and durable enough to be within the reach of ordinary collectors.

Library Includes the following twenty-five {25} volumes:

:: A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
By Reginald Stuart Poole , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1873

:: Ancient Coins of Greek Cities and Kings
By James V. Millingen Published 1831 Firmin-Didot 77 pages

:: A Guide to the Principal Gold and Silver Coins of the Ancients: From Circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1.
By Barclay Vincent Head , British Museum Dept . of coins and medals Published 1895 The Trustees 128 pages

:: A Guide to the Select Greek and Roman Coins Exhibited in Electrotype By Barclay Vincent Head , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals
Published 1880 The Trustees 128 pages

:: A Handbook of Greek and Roman Coins
By Sir George Francis Hill Published 1899 The Macmillan company 295 pages

:: A Numismatic Manual, Or, Guide to the Study of Greek, Roman, and English Coins
By John Yonge Akerman Published 1832 E. Wilson 182 pages

:: Catalogue of the Collection of Greek and Roman Coins
By Sim, George Published 1879 Commercial Printing Co 182 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Coins in the Numismatic Collection of Yale College
By M. D. Jonathan Edwards, Yale University Published 1880

:: Ancient Greek Coins
By Frank Sherman Benson Published 1901 T. R. Marvin] Volume 1

:: Ancient Greek Coins
By Frank Sherman Benson Published 1902 T. R. Marvin] Volume 2

:: Ancient Greek Coins
By Frank Sherman Benson Published 1903 T. R. Marvin] Volume 3

:: The Electrum Coinage of Cyzicus
By William Greenwell Published 1887 Rollin & Feuardent 264 pages

:: Catalogue of Greek Coins: Sicily
By Reginald Stuart Poole , Percy Gardner , Barclay Vincent Head Published 1876 The Trustees 292 pages

:: Catalogue of Greek Coins: The Ptolemies, Kings of Egypt
By Reginald Stuart Poole , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1883 The Trustees 136 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Crete and the Aegean Islands
By British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals , Reginald Stuart Poole , Warwick Wroth Published 1886 The trustees 152 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Ionia
By Barclay Vincent Head , Reginald Stuart Poole , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1892 The Trustees 453 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia
By George Francis Hill , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1897 The Trustees 353 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Phrygia
By Barclay Vincent Head Published 1906 Brit. Mus. 491 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Troas, Aeolis, and Lesbos
By Warwick William Wroth , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1894 The Trustees 260 pages

:: Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia
By George Francis Hill , British Museum Dept . of Coins and Medals Published 1897 The Trustees 353 pages

:: Coins of Ancient Sicily
By Sir George Francis Hill Published 1903. 256 pages

:: Greek Coins and Their Parent Cities
By John Ward, George Francis Hill Published 1902 J. Murray 464 pages

:: Historical Greek Coins Described
By Sir George Francis Hill Published 1906 A. Constable & co. 180 pages

:: Lectures on the Coinage of the Greeks and Romans: Delivered in the University of Oxford
By Edward Cardwell Published 1832 J. Murray 238 pages

:: The Types of Greek Coins: An Archaeological Essay
By Percy Gardner Published 1883 University Press 217 pages


   

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