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Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336–188 BC)

Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336–188 BC)

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  • Date Published: May 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521395045

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  • This is the first full study of early Hellenistic coinage to be published. It provides a history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors in the Near and Middle East, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor, down to the establishment of Rome as a major power in the East as a result of her defeat of Antiochus III of Syria at the battle of Magnesia in 189 BC. It is fully illustrated and will provide historians and collectors with a detailed and authoritative guide to the coinage of the period.

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    "...the editors have done a splendid job....a brilliant, thorough handbook of Hellenistic coinage for the first half of the Hellenistic Age. It will be indispensable for anyone, numismatist or not, who works in this period, and will stand as a great monument to its author." American Journal of Archaeology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521395045
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 6 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Philip Grierson
    Summary of the plates
    Maps, figures and tables
    Part I. General Features of the Coinage:
    1. Metals and weight standards
    2. Coin production and use
    3. Types and inscriptions
    Part II. Alexander and the Diadochi 336–c.280
    4. Coins of Alexander's lifetime
    5. Philip III and the early posthumous coinage
    6. Egypt and its neighbours
    7. Syria and the East: Seleucus
    8. Macedonia, Asia Minor and Greece
    Part III. The Balance of Power: Eastern Hellenism
    c.280–188 Introduction
    9. The Ptolemies c.283–200
    10. The Seleucids
    11. Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece
    A. The end of Macedonian coinage Otto Mørkholm
    B. Later Hellenistic coinage Philip Grierson
    Appendices: Lists of rulers
    Chronological tables 336–187
    Select bibliography
    Plate captions.

  • Author

    Otto Mørkholm


    Ulla Westermark

    Philip Grierson

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