Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World

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Andrew Meadows, Kirsty Shipton
Oxford University Press, 2004 - History - 167 pages
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The papers in this volume reassess the role of coined money in the ancient Greek world. Using new approaches, the book makes the results of numismatic as well as historical research accessible to students and scholars of ancient history. The chapters provide a wide-ranging account of the political, social, and economic contexts within which coined money was used. In Part One the book focuses on the theme of monetization and the politics of coinage, while Part Two provides a series of casestudies relating to the production and use of coined money in different areas of the Greek-speaking world, including Asia Minor, Egypt, and Rhodes as well as Greece itself. The individual chapters cover a broad chronological range from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. The book as a whole offers fresh insights into an important aspect of the ancient Greek economy.

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Andrew Meadows is Curator of Ancient Greek Coins in the British Museum. Kirsty Shipton is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leicester and Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

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