The Later Republican Cistophori [Hardback]

William Metcalf (Author)

ISBN: 9780897223478 | Published by: American Numismatic Society | Series: Numismatic Notes and Monographs | Volume: 170 | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 200p, H279 x W216 (mm) 100

The Later Republican Cistophori


The Later Republican Cistophori treats the cistophoric coinage bearing the names of Roman magistrates, most commonly proconsuls, struck in 58–48 BC, as well as other issues which depart from the traditional paradigm.

The cistophori were originally introduced as the currency of the Hellenistic Attalid kingdom by the mid-second century BC. They were retained as the coins of the realm even after the kingdom was bequeathed to Rome in 133 BC and continued to be struck down into the first century BC.

The Later Proconsular Cistophori catalogues and illustrates some 523 cistophori and fractions from the mints of Ephesus, Pergamum, Tralles, and Apameia, as well as the “ATA” series and related issues. A detailed commentary discusses the Roman magistrates and the Greek signers of their coinages as well as well as the metrology and fineness of the cistophori.

Reviews & Quotes

"The book is well written, produced, and printed...the American Numismatic Society should be commended for aiding numismatists by printing images of each die pair. "
David Schwei
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (20/09/2018)

"…a straightforward book that has to be purchased by all those who want to classify coins on a scholarly level."
Ursula Kampmann
Coins Weekly (25/07/2018)

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