Wealth and Warfare: The Archaeology of Money in Ancient Syria [Hardback]

Frédérique Duyrat (Author)

ISBN: 9780897223461 | Published by: American Numismatic Society | Series: Numismatic Studies | Volume: 34 | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 600p, H11 x W8 (mm) 100

Wealth and Warfare


This volume is the first comprehensive look at Syrian coin hoards and contains a catalogue of every coin hoard discovered in what is now modern Syria through 2010. Duyrat explores the definitions of "hoard" and "treasure", explores the circulation of currency in the ancient Levant, and considers excavation coins as well as the phenomenon of coin hoard discoveries during times of regional conflict. This is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the origin of coin hoards in Syria, and how war effects the archaeological record, specifically through the lens of numismatics.

Reviews & Quotes

"This short review cannot really do justice to this important work. It is full and complete and not only stimulates further interest in the subjects the book specifically covers but also sets the stage for study in other cognate areas… This work is more than a scholaraly monograph in that it can serve as a valuable resource with material which will be useful for researchers, students, and teachers alike."
Rebecca Dodd
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (20/06/2019)

"…a detailed monograph that is much more than a mere list of hoards and their systematic analysis of both coin circulation and chronology."
Ursula Kampmann
Coins Weekly (16/06/2017)

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