This book, first published in 1991, is a full study of early Hellenistic coinage. It provides a general history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor, over the century and a half 336–188 BC. Dr Mørkholm's detailed descriptions of the coins, and the 40 pages of plates illustrating over 600 items, will provide a standard work of reference for ancient historians, numismatists and collectors. His original intention was to write a survey of Hellenistic coinage down to the Roman acquisition of Egypt in 30 BC, but he died with his project only half finished. The survey of early Hellenistic coinage, however, is complete in itself. A short epilogue has been added by Professor Grierson describing the main features of the coinage after 188 BC.
Foreword Philip Grierson; Summary of the plates; Maps, figures and tables; Abbreviations; Part I. General Features of the Coinage: 1. Metals and weight standards; 2. Coin production and use; 3. Types and inscriptions; Part II. Alexander and the Diadochi 336–c.280; 4. Coins of Alexander's lifetime; 5. Philip III and the early posthumous coinage; 6. Egypt and its neighbours; 7. Syria and the East: Seleucus; 8. Macedonia, Asia Minor and Greece; Part III. The Balance of Power: Eastern Hellenism; c.280–188 Introduction; 9. The Ptolemies c.283–200; 10. The Seleucids; 11. Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece; Epilogue; A. The end of Macedonian coinage Otto Mørkholm; B. Later Hellenistic coinage Philip Grierson; Appendices: Lists of rulers; Chronological tables 336–187; Glossary; Select bibliography; Plate captions.
This is the first full study of early Hellenistic coinage to be published. It provides a history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors in the Near and Middle East, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor. It is fully illustrated and provides a detailed and authoritative guide to the coinage of the period.
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