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Diva Faustina – new book on her coinage and cult

A new study by Martin Beckmann resolves the chronological difficulties of the coinage struck posthumously in the name of Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, until now undated by means of die study of Diva Faustina’s gold and bronze coinage. more ]

The coinage of Maxentius

Maxentius ruled between 306 and 312, as the last emperor who had a residence in Rome. His comprehensive coinage makes ample reference to the great past of the Eternal City. Now, a corpus of his coinage has been published which Ursula Kampmann introduces you to here. more ]

The coins of the Alexandrinian nomes

The egyptologist Manfred Weber and the numismatist Angelo Geissen published together a book on the Alexandrinian nome coins of Roman Imperial times. Ursula Kampmann discusses this remarkable product of an interdisciplinary cooperation. more ]

‘Italian Cast Coinage’ in new edition

Italo Vecchi has published an updated edition of his famous ‘Italian Cast Coinage’ of 1979. This catalog of all of the known types of cast coinage used in Rome and central Italy between the seventh to third centuries BC takes now into consideration the many specialized studies which have appeared in the last decades. more ]

A collector’s luck and courage

Calouste Gulbenkian was lucky enough to collect eleven of the famous medallions from the Aboukir hoard. And he did so even though their authenticity was disputed, then. Therefore today Lisbon possesses a numismatic treasure as Karsten Dahmen’s booklet testifies. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at it. more ]

Essays in Honour of Roberto Russo

In 2012, renowned coin dealer and numismatist Roberto Russo died. Experts mainly in numismatics of the Roman Republic have now presented a both fitting and lasting tribute. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at the festschrift. more ]

A scientific picture book on the Roman Republic

Anyone who loves coins of the Roman Republic will love this book. It compiles the coins of RBW Collection that had been auctioned off in three different sales and provides a perfect portrayal of the Republican coinage from the 4th cent. B. C. until the Battle of Actium. Ursula Kampmann has taken a good look at this book. more ]

New eBook Release: “The Complete Coinage of Domitian”

“The Complete Coinage of Domitian” by Rasiel Suarez is the latest entry in his eBook series on ancient Roman coinage. This new PDF is a complete overhaul of the section on emperor Domitian from the second edition of the highly acclaimed “Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins” released in 2010. more ]

Sear’s Roman Coins ‘Millenium Edition’ Completed

Every collector of Roman coins is intimately acquainted with David Sear’s handy book ‘Roman Coins and their values’. The author has expanded this book to an impressive five volume opus. Now the last volume was published. Björn Schöpe has taken a closer look. more ]

Spink publishes new books

Book publisher Spink has issued new books ranging from a beginner’s guide to Byzantine coinage to coins of the Late Roman Empire, medieval Britain, and a new volume of the prestigious Roman Provincial coinage series. more ]

Late Roman Bronze Coinage: Brucks famous book republished in English

Guido Bruck’s “Die spätrömische Kupferprägung”, published in 1961, has been reedited in English. Alisdair Menzies has taken over this meritorious project which surely will help many friends of Roman coinage to describe poorly preserved coins. more ]

The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine

Spink has published a new comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296 to 325, written by Hubert J. Cloke and Lee Toone. The book expands the number of known London types from the 617 recorded in the RIC to 1,037. more ]

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