Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamea (336-188 B.C.)

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Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamea (336-188 B.C.)

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This book, first published in 1991, is a full study of early Hellenistic coinage. It provides a general history of the coinage of Alexander the Great and his successors, and of the cities of Greece and Asia Minor, over the century and a half 336-188 BC. Dr Morkholm's detailed descriptions of the coins, and the 40 pages of plates illustrating over 600 items, will provide a standard work of reference for ancient historians, numismatists and collectors. His original intention was to write a survey of Hellenistic coinage down to the Roman acquisition of Egypt in 30 BC, but he died with his project only half finished. The survey of early Hellenistic coinage, however, is complete in itself. A short epilogue has been added by Professor Grierson describing the main features of the coinage after 188 BC.

Table of Contents

Foreword Philip Grierson
Summary of the plates
Maps, figures and tables
Abbreviations
Part I. General Features of the Coinage: 1.
Metals and weight standards
2. Coin production and use
3. Types and inscriptions
Part II. Alexander and the Diadochi 336 -c. 280
4. Coins of Alexander's lifetime
5. Philip III and the early posthumous coinage
6. Egypt and its neighbours
7. Syria and the East: Seleucus
8. Macedonia, Asia Minor and Greece
Part III. The Balance of Power: Eastern
Hellenism
c. 280-188 Introduction
9. The Ptolemies c. 283-200
10. The Seleucids
11. Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece
Epilogue
A. The end of Macedonian coinage Otto Mø
rkholm
B. Later Hellenistic coinage Philip Grierson
Appendices: Lists of rulers
Chronological tables 336-187
Glossary
Select bibliography
Plate captions.