Ancient Coin Collecting, Volume 1

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F+W Media, Inc, Jul 1, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 312 pages
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Ancient Coin Collecting, 2nd Edition is your roadmap through the intriguing world of ancient coins. With more than 300 photos and numerous tables and charts, this new expanded 2nd Edition will provide you with the tools needed to survive this often-bewildering market. Inside, you will discover how to:
  • &break;&break;Make wise transactions when buying ancient coins
  • &break;&break;Avoid the pitfalls which hinder beginning collectors
  • &break;&break;Determine authenticity and identify fakes
  • &break;&break;Access coin values
  • &break;&break;Find 2000-year-old coins for less than $5.00
  • &break;&break;Interpret images and legends on ancient coins
&break;&break;Enter the incredible world of the ancients with a basic understanding of politics, history, mythology and astrology, and their affect on the minting and design of coins.

&break;&break;Broaden the spectrum of your collecting. Make room for ancient coins with Ancient Coin Collecting.

 

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Contents

THE ROAD TO ADVENTURE
1
ANCIENT CULTURES
18
THE ANTIQUARIAN TRADITION
37
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
47
THE ANCIENT COIN MARKET
73
NUMISMATIC LITERATURE
113
IDENTIFYING ANCIENT COINS
126
HOW TO COLLECT ANCIENT COINS
204
ANCIENT COINS AS WORKS OF
247
CONCLUSION
252
INDEX
289
Copyright

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Page 276 - A. HOUGHTON, Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton.
Page 281 - M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (New York, 1961), pp.
Page 288 - WJ Tomasini, The Barbaric Tremissis in Spain and Southern France. Anastasius to Leovigild. (Numismatic Notes and Monographs, 152), New York 1964.
Page 281 - Ravel. The Collection of Tarentine Coins Formed by MP Vlasto. London. 1947.
Page 277 - H. Lindgren & F. Kovacs. Ancient Bronze Coinage of Asia Minor and the Levant. San Mateo. 1985. H. Lindgren. Ancient Greek Bronze Coins: European Mints. San Mateo. 1989.

About the author (2003)

During the course of his career, Wayne G. Sayles founded The Celator, the respected journal devoted to ancient coins, where he served for many years as the editor and publisher. In addition to writing more than 40 articles on ancient coins, he authored all six volumes in the Ancient Coin Collecting book series. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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