Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World (Hardback)
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Short Description for Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World This collection explores coined money and its uses over a wide area of the ancient Greek world. Written by numismatists and ancient historians, the papers cover a broad period from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. The collection offers fresh insights into this important aspect of the ancient economy.
- Published: 17 January 2002
- Format: Hardback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199240128 ISBN 10: 0199240124
Full description for Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World
The papers in this volume re-assess the role of coined money in the ancient Greek world. Using new approaches, the book makes the results of numismatic as well as historical research accessible to students and scholars of ancient history. The chapters provide a wide-ranging account of the political, social, and economic contexts within which coined money was used. In Part One the book focuses on the theme of monetization and the politics of coinage, while Part Two provides a series of case studies relating to the production and use of coined money in different areas of the Greek-speaking world, including Asia Minor, Egypt, and Rhodes as well as Greece itself. The individual chapters cover a broad chronological range from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. The book as a whole offers fresh insights into an important aspect of the ancient Greek economy.