Roman History from Coins: Some uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian

Roman History from Coins: Some uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian

by Michael Grant
ISBN-10:
0521095492
ISBN-13:
9780521095495
Pub. Date:
10/02/1968
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Roman History from Coins: Some uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian

In this 1968 study, Michael Grant examines the varied ways in which Rome used currency to inform direct or deceive public opinion and also considers results of this exploitation. Cunning historians can read in the coins matters of art politics, religion, economics - even personalities not to be found in surviving books: or if found, can set what the books say against what the coins say. Professor Grant astutely masters his difficult and complex subject matter, producing a brief exposition of it in words which the general reader and specialist alike can understand and profit from. Complemented by a series of half-tone plates, Professor Grant's book is an excellent introduction for students of history to the value of coins as evidence for their subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521095495
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/02/1968
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. How rules thought of their coins; 2. Coins and personalities; 3. The empire on its coinage; 4. New evidence for the past; 5. Approach to world coinage; Notes; Plates; Index.

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