The Athenian Agora Volume XXVI - The Greek Coins by John Kroll with contributions by Alan Walker 

Hardbound, 376 pages, 36 black and white plates. 

Condition: Excellent.


This volume catalogues over 16,577 identifiable Greek coins produced by the excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens between 1931 and 1990. The majority of the coins found and catalogued are Athenian bronze, from the 4th century B.C. through the 3rd century A.D. Included as well are the Athenian silver and the hundreds of non-Athenian gold, silver, and bronze coins that made their way into the Agora in antiquity Considerable attention is paid to the archaeological context of the coins and to presenting a pictorial record of the Greek coinage from the Agora, with more than 1,035 coins illustrated. Substantial introductory discussions place all the coins in clear historical and numismatic contexts and give a sense of the range of international commercial activity in the ancient city. This comprehensive reference work is indispensable for students and scholars of Greek coinage and history. Presenting a reliable chronology of Athens' bronze coinage for the first time, it will be the standard reference for this important coinage in particular for years to come.

This extremely comprehensive book is excellent source of information! It contains a selected bibliography and a list of abbreviations and covers the following aspects of the coins:

Athenian Silver 
Athenian Bronze coins, fourth through first centuries B.C. 
Athenian Bronze coins, second and third centuries after Christ 
Non-Athenian coins 
Unstruck Blanks and the mints of the Agora 
Deposits, including hoards 
There are also nine tables which should be very helpful:

Period I Chronology 
Structure of the Period II coinage 
Late Period II and Period III Varieties 
Period IV AE I Varieties 
Period IV Fractions 
Three Early Period IVA Deposits 
Hypothetical development of the Athenian Bronze Denominational System and comparison with the Roman system 
Athenian Imperial Denominations 
Totals of Athenian Imperial Dies 
Concordance of Catalogued Agora Coins 
Concordance to Athenian Bronze Coins illustrated in Svoronos

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The Athenian Agora Volume XXVI - The Greek Coins by Kroll, J with contributions by Walker, A. S.

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