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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)


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

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  • This book, first published in 1991, is a full study of early Hellenistic coinage. It provides a general history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor, over the century and a half 336–188 BC. Dr Mørkholm's detailed descriptions of the coins, and the 40 pages of plates illustrating over 600 items, will provide a standard work of reference for ancient historians, numismatists and collectors. His original intention was to write a survey of Hellenistic coinage down to the Roman acquisition of Egypt in 30 BC, but he died with his project only half finished. The survey of early Hellenistic coinage, however, is complete in itself. A short epilogue has been added by Professor Grierson describing the main features of the coinage after 188 BC.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 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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