A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games [Hardback]

Peter Van Alfen(Author)

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ISBN: 9780897222938 | Published by: American Numismatic Society | Year of Publication: 2004 | Language: English 160p, b/w illus
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A Simple Souvenir


In this richly illustrated catalogue of the ANS exhibit, "Full Circle: The Olympic Heritage in Coins and Medals," the author examines the role that numismatic material relating to both the ancient and modern Games has played in social and political contexts. In addition to the introductory essay, the catalogue provides a brief overview of the history of the Games and discusses over 130 objects, including ancient Greek coins, vases and sporting equipment, as well as modern medals, coins, and Olympic ephemera.

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"Peter Van Alfen is to be congratualted on giving us such a well-illustrated and readable book.'"
D Fearon
British Numismatic Journal (75, 2005)

"Lurking behind this title is a very interesting and beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue.'"
Alan Beale
The Journal of Classics Teaching (2004)

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