Let's start working on the list of ancient coin books here.8 years ago
Here are my recommendations for references on Roman coins (from the Republic to the Empire):
Absolutely agreeable. /\
Also, an excellent start on the list. I will use this sometime in the future. (if I remember)
For Byzantine Coins, the standard reference is Sear's Byzantine Coins and Their Values.
Simply could NOT avoid the joke:
Ancient coin books? Is that ancient books about coins, or books about ancient coins?
Sorry. I'm over it now. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming....
lol7 years ago
Channel Groucho Marx here:
"Ancient coin books, huh? I got a 1947 Red Book here that's seen better days. And Walter Breen? There's a book, right? Breen, Breen, best damned book I ever seen. Say da secret woid, win a hunnerd dollahs.
Say, what's in the bag?
Hey, hey, you sure you wanna ask a lady questions like that on TV?"
Hi. I'm just starting to get interested in Byzantine coins, and want to get a good reference with a broad overview and some detail, but something that's not too expensive (I haven't committed completely!). Any suggestions? Thanks.7 years ago
David Sear's Byzantine Coins and Their Values meets both criteria. It's the standard reference on Byzantine coins, and it's relatively inexpensive. I don't actively collect Byzantine, but it's in my library.7 years ago
Thanks! We'll see where this takes me!7 years ago