Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora
ASCSA, 1975 - Antiques & Collectibles - 32 pages
Over 75,000 coins have been found during excavations at the Agora, many minted in the city but others brought from Athens's far-flung commercial contacts. In addition to the mostly bronze and copper coins themselves, a building that may have served as the Athenian mint is described in this booklet. After describing the physical techniques of production, the author takes a chronological approach and includes numerous black and white photographs, making this concise guide a useful aid to the identification of lower-value Greek and Roman coinage.
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6th century B.C. accepted Ages Alexander Alexandria amphora ancient antoniniani Antony appears Athenian Agora Athenian bronze coinage Athens Augustus bearing bronze coins Caracalla celebrated century B.C. Classical coinage coins struck commemorated Constantius crowns cult currencies death deity denarii denominations depicted dies Diocletian drachms earliest early electrum emperor Empire excavations facing flans foreign Galerius Gallienus gold Gordian Greek cities Greek Imperial Hadrian hands head hoard holding illustrated images Imperial bronze issued Italy late later legends Macedonian Marcus Mark Maximian metal military mints mother obols obverse official personification Philip pictured pieces portrait prepared presented Probus produced punch refer reign represented reverse type Roman Roman Athens Rome rule seated sestertii shown side silver coins silver pieces sometimes stamped standards stater striking Style successor tetradrachm titles Trajan Decius Valerian Victory weight wide wife wreath Zeus