A Guide to the Select Greek and Roman Coins: Exhibited in Electrotype (Google eBook)

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The Trustees, 1880 - Coins, Greek - 128 pages
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Page v - Islands ; and the lowest (c) those of Italy, Sicily, the Southern shores of the Mediterranean, and Western Europe. Each of the seven historical compartments thus offers in its three geographical sections a complete view of the coins current throughout the civilized world during that particular century or period, the whole forming a series of historically successive tableaux.
Page 2 - The coins of the two centuries previous to the Persian wars exhibit considerable varieties of style and execution. In common with the other remains of archaic art which have come down to us, and with which it is instructive to compare them, they may be divided into two classes, of which the earlier is...
Page 34 - Head of Herakles. Rev. ZYPA. Incuse square, divided into four parts ; in the centre of which, a female head. Wt. 17-9 grs. This coin, like II. C. 14, 19, and 23, dates from about BC 412. The incuse square containing a female head is imitated from the earliest silver money of the city (IC 34). 40. Syracuse.
Page 30 - Rev. TEPINAION. Winged Nike or Eirene, seated on vase, holding caduceus and bird. Wt. 119-5 grs. This is one of the most exquisite productions of the art of die-engraving. The Ф on the obverse is the artist's signature. Nos. II. С. 7, of Thurium, and III. C. 22, of Pandosia, appear to be by the same engraver, who was doubtless well known in Southern Italy. All the finest coins of Terina of this period are by him.
Page 28 - Bull. Wt. 181 grs. The coins of the Cretan cities are remarkable for the unconventional style in which the subjects represented are treated. Some of them are very fine works of art, others surprisingly barbarous. The coins of Gortyna refer to the abduction of Europa by Zeus, in the form of a bull. The assistance rendered by the crab to the hydra (No. 38) is mentioned by Apollodorus (Biblioth. ii. 5, 2).
Page 5 - Tenedos) refers this type to a decree of a king of Tenedos, which enacted that all persons convicted of adultery should be beheaded. He is, however, certainly wrong in this interpretation : as Leake justly remarks, " such subjects were never represented on the money of the Greeks ; their types, like their names of men and women, were almost always euphemistic, relating generally to the local mythology and fortunes of the place, with symbols referring to the principal productions, or to the protecting...
Page 55 - Argive-Sicyonian school, Euphranor and Lysippus, and the sons of Praxiteles and of Lysippus, together with the gem-engraver Pyrgoteles. The chief extant works of art are : The sculptures from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, in the British Museum. The marble copies of heads of Alexander, in the British Museum, Louvre, and Capitol. The marble copy of the Apoxyomenos of Lysippus. Vatican. The seated statue of Tyche of Antioch. Vatican. IV. A. PLATES 27-29. KINGS.
Page 103 - ... laurel-wreath. Rev. Elephant. In exergue, letter aleph. Wt. 108 grs. and 52 grs. These coins have been recently attributed to the Barcide rulers of Spain. If this is correct they belong to the period between BC 234 and 210. They were formerly assigned to Micipsa and Jugurtha of Numidia. 33. Carthage. EL.
Page iv - Eoman world. For practical purposes the medallist and art workman will find this series the most profitable as well as the safest guide. The artist will not fail to perceive the suggestive value of designs which, on however small a scale, are essentially large in treatment.
Page 17 - Ehegium seized the city of Zancle. Anaxilaus soon afterwards sent a mixed colony to Zancle, and changed its name to Messana. The Samian types of this coin show that it dates from this period, circ. BC 490-480. 31. Naxus. JR.

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