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Ancient Coins of the Graeco-Roman World - The Nickle Numismatic Papers

Ancient Coins of the Graeco-Roman World

The Nickle Numismatic Papers

By Waldemar Heckel and Richard Sullivan
Subjects Social Science, Archaeology, History
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Paperback : 9780889201309, 324 pages, March 1985
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781554586998, 324 pages, October 2010

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Through the ages, coins have been more than a common standard or a means of exchange between peoples for goods and services. The development of coinage gave men freedom to move beyond their communities, served as a propaganda tool for advancing armies and visually showed people the source of politics which governed their lives. Today, these same bits of metal, these ancient video disks, transmit through time information that might otherwise be lost to us.

This volume comprises a selection of papers given at a conference held at the Nickle Museum of The University of Calgary, Alberta, by perhaps the most distinguished gathering of numismatists ever to assemble in North America. Topics include specific coins of the Graeco–Roman world as well as discussions on coinage and propaganda, art, architecture, and archaeology.

Archaeologists, historians, coin collectors, students of the Classics, in fact, anyone who is interested in art and life as it existed in ancient times will be captivated by this collection.