Historia Numorum. A Manual of Greek Numismatics

Head, Barclay V

Published by The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1887
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Quarter leather with brown cloth. Lxxx, 808, plus 5 plates in the rear. Small illustrations of various coins throughout. A detailed study and history of Greek coins and numismatics, discussing various methods of exchange, metric systems of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians, Phoenician traders, derivation of coin weights, transmission of weight standards from Asia to Europe, Greek coin types, inscriptions, etc. Chapters then are separated by ancient regions, including Hispania, Britannia, Gallia, Italy, Macedon, Thrace, Aetolia, Armenia, Syria, Arabia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauretania, etc. Barclay Head was a British numismatist, working for the British Museum and helping to catalog their extensive collection of Greek coins, as well as authoring this definitive work on the subject. GOOD condition. Large chip of leather peeled down and stuck to the spine at the head, with some minor tearing, chipping and loss at the foot. Leather rather worn, scuffed, frayed and cracked along the spine. General fading to the cloth, with some soiling and minor stains. Moderate to heavy bumping and scuffing along the extremities. Interior binding cracked at the front and rear hinges, but holding. Some browning to the paper. Minor scattered staining and soiling throughout. A few stray notes in the text. Bookseller Inventory # 007443

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Title: Historia Numorum. A Manual of Greek ...

Publisher: The Clarendon Press, Oxford

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Quarter Leather

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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