Metallurgy in Numismatics 6

Mines, Metals and Money: Ancient World Studies in Science, Archaeology and History

Kenneth A. Sheedy (Editor), Gillan Davis (Editor)

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Abstract

Metallurgy in Numismatics 6. Mines, Metals, and Money: Ancient World Studies in Science, Archaeology and History contains 23 studies on geology and mining in ancient Greece, the manufacture and metallurgy of ancient Greek coins and the analysis and conservation of these coins. In the tradition of the Metallurgy in Numismatics series, the chapters collectively place numismatics within an interdisciplinary context. The volume uses the framework of behavioural archaeology to explore the life history and technology of coin manufacture and subsequent use, both ancient and modern. It covers topics ranging from the geological forces which created ores to mining, manufacture, loss and excavation through a broad range of scientific and numismatic techniques used to analyse and conserve coins.

A key strength is the inclusion of contributions from leading international scholars translated into English. These provide access to French, German and Greek scholarship to an English-speaking audience, all with extensive bibliographies. The book will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, numismatists and others wanting a good understanding of the role and state of numismatics presented in an holistic and easily comprehensible format.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Royal Numismatic Society
Number of pages326
ISBN (Print)090140537X, 0901405355
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoyal Numismatic Society Special Publications
PublisherRoyal Numismatic Society
No.56

Keywords

  • Mines
  • Metal analysis
  • Coins
  • Numismatics
  • Silver
  • XRF analyses
  • Attica
  • Greek coinage
  • Greek history
  • Mining
  • Chemical and isotopic compositions

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    Sheedy, K. A., & Davis, G. (Eds.) (2020). Metallurgy in Numismatics 6: Mines, Metals and Money: Ancient World Studies in Science, Archaeology and History. (Royal Numismatic Society Special Publications; No. 56). London: The Royal Numismatic Society.