The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros [Hardback]

John Tully(Author)

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ISBN: 9780897223294 | Published by: American Numismatic Society | Series: Numismatic Studies | Volume: 28 | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 250p, H11 x W8.5, b/w plates
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The Island Standard


This book is the first comprehensive study of the monetary history of one of the major coin-producing states of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean. It analyzes the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman coinages of the Cycladic island of Paros. It presents a die study of all known silver and bronze issues, and argues that Paros and its neighbor Naxos minted in the Hellenistic Period not on the Rhodian standard as has sometimes been thought, but on their own distinct standard: the ‘island standard’. All coin types are fully described, and die varieties are illustrated in 27 plates.

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"Altogether Tully’s work is an outstanding example of numismatic scholarship and erudition, which substantially advances the ongoing discussion of how to interpret the Cyclades within the Greek world. In particular, his handsomely produced book now becomes the definitive starting-point for all future examinations of Parian coinages."
Corey J. Ellithorpe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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