Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World (Paperback)
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Short Description for Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World Explores coined money and its uses over an area of the ancient Greek world. Written by numismatists and ancient historians, this collection of papers cover a period from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. It offers fresh insights into this important aspect of the ancient economy.
- Published: 15 April 2004
- Format: Paperback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199271429 ISBN 10: 0199271429
Full description for Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World
The papers in this volume reassess 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.