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Eponymous Coin-Names

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The ktetics of certain Greek cities were in wide circulation from an early date, with reference either to the coins of the cities or to the standard weights and values of their coinage, as used by ... More


New Media in the Late Iron Age: Coins and Writing

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter analyzes coins and writing in late prehistoric Europe. The development of coinage in temperate Europe and the first regular signs of writing are innovations that share some important ... More


The Potential for Image Analysis in Numismatics

Christopher J. Howgego

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The systematic study of coinage at the level of individually engraved die revolutionized numismatics; however the laborious nature of such work has severely limited its application. Die studies are ... More


Discovery, autopsy and progress: Diocletian’s jigsaw puzzles

M. H. Crawford

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It is commonplace that historical enquiry evolves as successive generations ask different questions, in a complex interplay between, on the one hand, the intellectual traditions in which individual ... More


Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800

HELEN WANG

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the monetary history of the eastern region of Central Asia before AD 800. The findings reveal the use of Chinese and Chinese-style coins in the region; the use of Kushan, ... More


The Use and Survival of Coins and of Gold and Silver in the Vesuvian Cities

Jean Andreau

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines monetization in early imperial Italy. Evidence from Vesuvian cities is compared with evidence from other sites. It is shown that in Graeco-Roman antiquity, coins were by far the ... More


From Marco Polo to Manuel I of Portugal: The Image of the East African Coast in the Early Sixteenth Century

JEAN MICHEL MASSING

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Less than twenty years after Vasco da Gama joined the commercial perimeter of the Indian Ocean (1497–8), European artists had developed a view of the newly discovered lands, ranging from highly ... More


Prosperity and Power in the Age of Bede and Beowulf: RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY

J. R. MADDICOTT

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the evidence for rural wealth in the seventh and eighth centuries in the country which was to become England. It demonstrates that the expansion of international trade and the ... More


The Rise and Decline of the Rappen Coinage League

Tom Scott

in Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206446
eISBN:
9780191677120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206446.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

The political development of the Upper Rhine lends only modest support to the notion that it formed a natural region. The coherence of what at first sight appears to be a self-contained region was in ... More


Introduction

W. V. Harris

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the succeeding chapters. Topics covered include the use of bullion as money, reasons for the spread of coinage, credit money, money supply, economic ... More


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