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The Resource Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, Kenneth W. Harl

Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, Kenneth W. Harl

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Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700
Title
Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth W. Harl
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Language
eng
Summary
"The premier form of Roman money since the time of the Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.), coins were vital to the success of Roman state finances, taxation, markets, and commerce beyond the frontiers. Yet until now, the economic and social history of Rome has been written independently of numismatic studies, which detail such technical information as weight standards, mint output, hoards, and finds at archaeological sites. In Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, noted classicist and numismatist Kenneth W. Harl brings together these two fields in the first comprehensive history of how Roman coins were minted and used." "Drawing on both literary and documentary sources, as well as on current methods of metallurgical study and statistical analysis of coins from archaeological sites, Harl presents a sweeping overview of a system of coinage in use for more than a millennium. Challenging much recent scholarship, he emphasizes the important role played by coins during overseas expansion of the Roman Republic during the second century B.C., in imperial inflationary policies during the third and fourth centuries A.D., and in the dissolution of the Roman Mediterranean order in the seventh century A.D. He also offers the first region-by-region analysis of prices and wages throughout Roman history with reference to the changing buying power of the major circulating denominations. And he shows how the seldom studied provincial, civic, and imitative coinages were in fact important components of Roman currency." "Richly illustrated with photographic reproductions of nearly three hundred specimens, Coinage in the Roman Economy offers a significant contribution to Roman economic history. It will be of interest to scholars and students of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages as well as to professional and amateur numismatists."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Harl, Kenneth W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CJ843
LC item number
.H35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
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  • Coins, Roman
  • Coinage
  • Coins, Roman
  • Coinage
  • Rome
Label
Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, Kenneth W. Harl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-513) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33817980
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 533 pages
Isbn
9780801852916
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95050043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Coinage in the Roman economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, Kenneth W. Harl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33817980
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 533 pages
Isbn
9780801852916
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95050043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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