From Coins to History

Selected Numismatic Studies
Harold B. Mattingly
Collects in one volume many rare papers on a range of numismatic studies


Harold B. Mattingly's work has always helped direct and develop the fields of numismatic and epigraphical studies. Here is a collection of his key numismatic essays gathered into an easily accessible volume with short introductions written by the author.

The studies presented in From Coins to History transformed our interpretations of numismatic evidence. In this volume Mattingly covers a wide range of time and cultures ranging from ca. 480 B.C. in Sicily to the early Roman Empire down to Nero. Even as Mattingly's work encompasses a broad historical scope, these studies are united in their approach to the numismatic evidence. They are bound together by a firm belief in new and extraordinary ways of integrating information gleaned from coins with other forms of historical evidence to enhance the historical picture.

Because many of these papers may be hard to find, collecting them in one volume will be of particular use to libraries and scholars of ancient history.

Harold B. Mattingly has been a lecturer and reader in Ancient History at Nottingham University, and Professor of Ancient History at Leeds University. Since 1999 he has been President of the Royal Numismatic Society. He lives and works in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - 1

1. The Damareteion Controversy: A New Approach - 2
2. A New Light on the Early Silver Coinage of Teos - 16
3. New Light on the Athenian Standards Decree - 24
4. The Beginning of Athenian New Style Silver Coinage - 30
5. The Coinage of Mithradates III, Pharnakes, and Mithradates IV of Pontos - 44
6. The Second-Century B.C. Selucid Countermarks: Anchor and Facing Helios Head - 52
7. Some Problems in Second-Century Attic Prosopography - 59
8. Some Third Magistrates in the Athenian New Style Silver Coinage - 85
9. The Roma/Victory Romano Didrachms and the Start of Roman Coinage - 100
10. The Numismatic Evidence and the Founding of Narbo Martius - 130
11. L. Julius Caesar, Governor of Macedonia - 152
12. C. Verres and the Pirates - 177
13. Roman Republican Coinage, ca. 150-90 BC - 199
14. The Management of the Roman Republican Mint - 227
15. Coinage and the Roman State - 260
16. The Mesagne Hoard and the Coinage of the Late Republic - 280
17. Money for an Empire: The Julio-Claudian Experiment - 293

Index - 305 

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  • 2003
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  • archaeology, history, classics, classical studies, classical history, social science, ancient history, antiquity, coins, Roman Empire, Rome, ancient Rome, Nero