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Philip Grierson 1910–2006

Christopher Brooke and Lord Stewartby

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Philip Grierson, historian and numismatist, was for seventy years a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and for over sixty of them he lived in the same set of rooms. His work on the ... More


Numismatics

Philip Grierson

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history and developments in the study of medieval numismatics in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It explains that during the first three decades of the century ... More


Picking a Fight

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Percy Gardner struggled mightily against a compelling connection between numismatics and history. When he associated the elephant battle on the Franks medallion with an invasion of nomads during the ... More


An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

J. Sears McGee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is the first biography of Sir Simonds D’Ewes, an English country gentleman, lawyer, Puritan, historian and antiquarian who lived from 1602-1650. He left the most extensive archive of personal ... More


When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Frank L. Holt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book tells the story of numismatics, the study of coins, as part of the larger history of money. It explains why and where coinage was invented and how this monetary revolution spread around the ... More


Introduction

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The “simple” word coin once caused a constitutional crisis in American history that reveals just how surprising and significant this subject can be. Today, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin raise even ... More


The First Numismatists

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Innovative and infinitely varied, the many coinages of the ancient world inspired much commentary and speculation by philosophers, poets, playwrights, and religious leaders. Among these were Plato, ... More


The Second Wave

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Renaissance antiquarians relied heavily upon coins to reconnect with the Classical world. Popes and princes became avid collectors, stocking their Kunstkammern (cabinets of curiosities) with ... More


Science and Pseudoscience

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the nineteenth century, political, social, and industrial revolutions shattered the class ceiling of Renaissance and early modern numismatics. Wealthy enthusiasts and dedicated academics from ... More


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