An introductory bibliography for Ancient Numismatics

  1. Bibliographies, surveys, dictionaries and sources
  2. E.E. Clain-Stefanelli: Numismatic Bibliography, München/New York etc. 1984.

    P. Grierson: Bibliographie Numismatique, 2nd ed., Bruxelles 1979.

    Numismatic Literature (New York), vol.1 (1947)-

    K. Christ: Antike Numismatik. Einführung und Bibliographie, 3rd ed., Darmstadt 1991.

    A Survey of Numismatic Research 1990-1995, Berlin 1997 (and earlier volumes).

    F. von Schrötter: Wörterbuch der Münzkunde, Berlin 1930.

    J. Melville Jones: A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins, London 1986.

    J. Melville Jones: A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins, London 1990.

    J. Melville Jones: Testimonia Numaria. Greek and Latin texts concerning ancient Greek coinage, vol.1, London 1993.

  3. General references and catalogues for ancient Greek numismatics

B.V. Head: Historia numorum. A manual of Greek numismatics, 2nd ed., Oxford 1911 (repr.).

E. Babelon: Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines, Paris 1901-32 (repr.).

C.M. Kraay/M. Hirmer: Greek coins, London/New York 1966.

C.M. Kraay: Archaic and classical Greek coins, London/Berkeley 1976.

  1. Burnett/M. Amandry etc.: Roman Provincial Coinage (RPC), 2 vols. and suppl., London 1992-.

J. Casey/R. Reece (ed.): Coins and the Archaeologist, 2nd ed., London 1990.

British Museum Catalogue (BMC): Catalogue of Greek coins in the British Museum, 29 vols., London 1873-1927 (repr.).

S.W. Grose: Fitzwilliam Museum: Catalogue of the McClean collection of Greek coins, 3 vols., Cambridge 1923-29 (repr.).

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG):

  • Danish National Museum Copenhagen, 43 pts., Copenhagen 1942-77.
  • British Series IV: Fitzwilliam Museum. Leake and general collections, 8 pts.,
  • British Series V: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Evans collection, 3 pts., 1951-76.
  • Sammlung Hans von Aulock (only Asia Minor), 18 pts., 1957-68.
  • Staatliche Münzsammlung München, 9 pts., 1968-.
  1. General references and catalogues for ancient Roman numismatics

M.H. Crawford: Roman Republican Coinage, 2 vols., Cambridge 1974 (repr.).

M.H. Crawford: Coinage and Money under the Roman Republic. Italy and the Mediterranean Economy, London 1985.

Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC), 10 vols., London 1923-94 (repr.).

Moneta Imperii Romani (MIR), 4 vols., Wien 1984-.

R.A.G. Carson: Coins of the Roman Empire, London 1990.

R. Duncan-Jones: Money and Government in the Roman Empire, Cambridge 1994.

P. Bastien: Le buste monétaire des empereurs romains, 3 vols., Wetteren 1992-4.

British Museum Catalogue (BMC RE): Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, 6 vols., London 1923- (repr.).

P. Grierson/M. Mays: Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks and the Whittemore Collections. From Arcadius and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius, Washington 1992.


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