RNS SP57 - Tokens: Cultures, Connections, Communities

RNS SP57 - Tokens: Cultures, Connections, Communities

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A Crisà, M Gkikaki and C Rowan (editors)

Hardback, jacketed

210 x 298mm


RRP: £40

ISBN: 0 901405 35 3


This volume is the first dedicated to the analysis of tokens ranging from the Neolithic until the modern age. The volume discusses tokens from different periods in detail, addressing the makers, users, types and contexts of these objects. Unpublished material is presented in several of the contributions. This comparative approach reveals the recurring characteristics of tokens across time, as well as their importance to human society.


  • Introduction by Antonino Crisa, Mairi Gkikaki & Clare Rowan
  • The Invention of Tokens by Denise Schmandt-Besserat
  • Some Notes on Athenian Bronze Tokens and Bronze Coinage in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC by Kenneth A. Sheedy
  • Tokens Inside and Outside Excavation Contexts: Seeking the Origin. Examples of Clay Tokens from the Collections of the Athens Numismatic Museum by Stamatoula Makrypodi
  • The Armour Tokens from the Athenian Agora by Martin Schafer
  • A Rare Clay Token in Context: A Fortunate and Recorded Discovery from the Necropolis of Tindari (Messina, 1896) by Antonino Crisa
  • Roman tesserae with Numerals: Some Thoughts on Iconography and Purpose by Alexa Kuter
  • Lead Token Moulds from Rome and Ostia by Clare Rowan
  • Tokens of Antinous from the Roman Province of Egypt by Denise Wilding
  • Tokens in the Athenian Agora in the Third Century AD: Advertising Prestige and Civic Identity in Roman Athens by Mairi Gkikaki
  • Using and Reusing Tokens: Some Remarks About Christian Graffiti on Contorniates by Cristian Mondello
  • The Holme Cultram Abbey Series: English Medieval Tokens and a Cistercian Use Case by Kate Rennicks
  • How Royal Tokens Constituted an Art Medium that Participated in the Monarchical System Between 1610 and 1661 by Sabrina Valin
  • For Change and Charity: Identifying the Motivations and Characteristics of Issuers of Tokens in the British Isles in the Mid-Seventeenth Century by Laura Burnett
  • 'Success to the Seventeen United Bright Stars': The Spithead Mutiny of 1797 Recorded on a Sailor's Love Token by Bridget Millmore
  • The Politics of Token Economics, Then and Now by Bill Maurer
  • Index

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