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Excerpt from the Preface: This booklet is written to present to the general reader coins which merit far greater attention than they have previously received. Greek coins serve two prime functions for the student of the ancient world. First, they illustrate the history which is known from other sources, adding a good deal of further information on the religious and political life of particular cities. Secondly, since each is an object produced by the hand of an engraver, they provide a sequence of miniature sculptures, often closely datable, which is of the greatest importance in the study of ancient art. This is not a catalogue, nor even a representative selection for the many varied coinages, particularly of bronze, which were issued in Macedonia during the eight hundred years of Greek coinage; but through the coins of this single area the reader can appreciate the changing patterns of coins over the whole of the Greek world, from the sixth century B.C. to the third century A.D., and at the same time gain some idea of their value as historical and artistic documents.
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Book Description British Museum, 1974. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0714108308