Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Lydia

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A. Forni, 1901 - Coins, Greek - 440 pages
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Page v - ... coins is given in English grains. Tables for converting grains into grammes and inches into millimetres, as well as into the measures of Mionnet's scale, are placed at the end of the volume.
Page 170 - Two coiled serpents with heads erect ; between them a bow-case (ornamented with an...
Page 438 - TABLE OF THE RELATIVE WEIGHTS OF ENGLISH GRAINS AND FRENCH GRAMMES Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. 1...
Page 18 - Cista mystica with halfopen lid, from which a serpent issues 1.: the whole in wreath of ivy.
Page c - ... important of the new scrolls is a complete roll of the Book of Isaiah, intact except where it has been damaged by the vicissitudes of time. This roll was written, according to its script - which is much more archaic in a number of respects than that of the Nash fragment - somewhere in the latter part of the second or the early part of the first century BC - about 100 B;c. in round numbers. It is thus about a thousand years older than the Codex Petropolitanus and nearly as much earlier than the...
Page v - PREFACE THIS volume of the Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum...
Page xx - ... to have been current for three pennies. Colnische Mark. See Mark. Coin. Usually a piece of metal which bears an impression conferring upon it a legal character by public or private agreement. Coined money probably originated in Lydia in the eighth century before the Christian era. Herodotus states that the Lydians were the first people to strike coins of gold and silver; this probably refers to the reform of the coinage by Croesus BC 561-546. Prior to that period electrum was probably used altogether....
Page 365 - Apollo naked, radiate, adBP vancing r. ; holds in 1. bow, and with r. draws arrow from quiver at his back.
Page cxlvi - Evidently on these coins we have representations of successive scenes in certain religious mysteries connected with the lo legend, and celebrated by the Trallians in commemoration of their Argive descent, Argos having been the original home of the Io myth.
Page cxlviii - Maeander, but as no Apollonia is mentioned on the Maeander, and as the type of an Amazon (?) on horseback is identical with that of the Tripolis coins of Augustus, I do not hesitate to accept Dr. Imhoof's suggestion.

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