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lc182 - In Celebration of Greek Coinage EAGLEN Robin J.

In Celebration of Greek Coinage  EAGLEN Robin J.
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Author : EAGLEN Robin J.
Publisher : Spink
Description : Londres 2017, relié, (18,8 x 24,9 cm), 240 pages
Weight : 920 g.


In Celebration of Greek Coinage is a readable but scholarly tribute to ancient Greek coins, its origin being a thoughtful study of the author's own collection, acquired over the past seventeen years. Two initial chapters relate the author's devotion to numismatics and his thoughts on Greek coins as art; these are followed by fifty essays inspired by coins in the author's own collection, comprised of articles which mainly first appeared in the Spink Numismatic Circular and its magazine the Insider, revised and updated for this volume. The essays seek to identify the formative geographical, historical, ethnic, political, religious, cultural, artistic, social, economic and commercial influences behind the coins.

In Celebration of Greek Coinage is valuable both for the insights it offers to existing students and collectors in the series, and for the stimulus it extends to anyone attracted by the beauty of the coins themselves and the extraordinary civilisation that created them.

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