Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Evolution of Coinage by George MacDonald was first published in 1916. The volume presents a historical account of the development of coinage, incorporating discussion of coin production and numerous illustrative examples.
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About the Author
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. A mentor to Lewis Carroll and a major influence on writers from C. S. Lewis to J. R. R. Tolkien, MacDonald’s best-known books are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, which are all fantasy novels.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Coinage and the state; 3. The material of coinage; 4. Form, and methods of production; 5. Types; 6. Legends; 7. Dates, and marks of value; Key to the plates; Select bibliography; Index.