Roman Provincial Coinage VII. 1: Province d'Asie. De Gordien Ier a Gordien III (238-244 AD) by Spoerri Butcher, M.
Roman Provincial Coinage VII. 1 Province d'Asie. De Gordien Ier a Gordien III (238-244 AD) by Marguerite Spoerri Butcher
Hardback,395 pages, 67 black and white plates, in French with a summary by Andrew Burnett and Preface by Michel Amandry.
The British Museum Press|Bibliotheque Nationale de France
This volume of the Roman Provincial Coinage is devoted to
the study of coinage struck within the province of
This study, resolutely synchronic, offers the advantage of being able to compare the emissions of the different cities to each other (denomination, iconography, study of corners, volume of production, etc.). It has therefore been possible to highlight commonalities between these mints, or, on the contrary, differences. It goes without saying that such a synchronic approach entailed a major difficulty, namely that of not having a material for study for earlier or later periods in order to put every coinage in its historical evolution. This material is lacking insofar as CPP volumes III to VI have not yet been published. But despite this obstacle, it seemed necessary to publish this work, which includes a general synthesis (historical study), followed by a catalog of comments (numismatic study), to meet the expectations of all, researchers, collectors, professionals.