Reading Medieval European Coins

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This book de-mystifies medieval coins. New second edition of the only inexpensive book on understanding the unusual world of medieval European coin inscriptions. The author takes the reader through all the aspects of reading medieval European coins. He explains the styles of medieval letters, together with the idiosyncrasies of minting. Chapters on abbreviations, monograms and word separators are of great importance, along with medieval numismatic grammer. Latin, the primary numismatic language, is an important section. Another provides a brief acquaintance with other languages such as Slavonic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other vernacular languages.

The helpful appendicies include (a) an illustrative list of personal names, (b) titles on medieval European coins, (c) useful words found on medieval coins, and (d) sample religious legends on medieval coins. Also includes an expanded and updated bibliography by Allen G. Berman. 44 pages, illuustrated.

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"We know Ralph Walker well, having enjoyed a long author-editor relationship with him, and are impressed with all his writings. His is the type of author editors love -- he writes only based on his own original research or as a compiler of the research of others; he rarely (if ever) makes a mistake of grammar, spelling, or numismatic fact; and he writes seldom enough so that virtually everything he produces can be published without fear of overloading the sensibilities of any reader group. Also, his expertise is wide, varied and deep." --World Coin News

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I retail more of this book than any other book I handle -- including my own. -- Allen G. Berman, brochure, 2000

We would not be surprised indeed if this handy little book does not alter the collecting of medieval coins. -- World Coins News, October 16, 1979

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Publisher: Attic Books, 1979
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