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> From Caesar to Augustus (c. 49 BC–AD 14)

From Caesar to Augustus (c. 49 BC–AD 14) Using Coins as Sources


Clare Rowan , University of Warwick
Published 2018


This unique book provides the student of Roman history with an accessible and detailed introduction to Roman and provincial coinage in the late Republic and early Empire in the context of current historical themes and debates. Almost two hundred different coins are illustrated at double life size, with each described in detail, and technical Latin and numismatic terms are explained. Chapters are arranged chronologically, allowing students to quickly identify material relevant to Julius Caesar, the second triumvirate, the relationship between…

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Key features

  • Provides illustrations, explanations and historical context for all of the most important coins from the period, with no prior numismatic knowledge assumed
  • Helps students understand how to analyse the iconography of coins and the importance of archaeological contexts
  • Includes a glossary of common Latin terms, as well as technical numismatic terms, and guidance on the use of reference works and online resources


  • Winner, 2019 Lhotka Memorial Prize, The Royal Numismatic Society

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