By Richard Plant
Greek cash have constantly posed difficulties of identity to the common numismatist. Greek bronze cash, for instance, are among the most typical of obtainable historical cash yet also are the main tough to spot, specifically whilst worn and vague; extra, the various forms take place at a number of towns.
The significant numismatic catalogues checklist Greek cash geographically, making it nearly most unlikely to find and unexpected coin. during this ebook, that's particular in its process, Richard Plant has taken approximately 3,000 Greek cash, targeting varieties which can now not be instantly identifiable from their inscriptions or matters represented, and has commonly analysed them in line with their attribute forms and grouped them for this reason.
It wishes little or no perform that allows you to realize tripods, animals, birds, fishes and the main deities similar to Zeus, Nike, and so on. for instance, a coin having a temple with 4 columns on one facet and fishes at the different might be came across lower than the heading 'Shrines and Temples; Temple or shrine with 4 columns' and in addition below the heading 'Two fishes or dolphins'; in every one case the identity will be to a subject matter from Abdera in Hispania Ulterior and an indication less than the coin's major quantity. where of factor, date, denomination, steel and dimension are given. this can be the entire info required and adequate to continue to different ordinary works of reference.
No different publication permits a coin to be so quick pointed out through its sort and the huge scope of this booklet is clear whilst it really is discovered that the following 'Greek' cash conceal every thing which isn't Roman within the old global aside from old British, Gaulish and Indo-Greek cash with Karosthi legends.