Reading and dating roman imperial coins by zander h klawans dating military men from cf
AUGUSTUS - The name of the first emperor bestowed upon him by the Senate in 27 BC. During the later empire, senior emperors were called the "Augustus" while junior emperors were the "Caesar."CAESAR - The family name of the first imperial dynasty, it became a title used by later emperors.
During the later empire, senior emperors were called the "Augustus" while junior emperors were the "Caesar."TRIBUNICIA POTESTATE - Tribune of the Roman people, literally the representative of the people in the government.
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128pp with Coinage brfore the Empire, Roman Coin denominations, Praenomen Nomen Cognomen, Obverse Inscriptions, names of Emperors as on Coins, Informal and Formal Names, Reverse Figures9Deities & Personifications, Revers Inscriptions, Mint Marks, Chronilogical Sketches of Emperors, How to fix a Date for a coin, dates of Tribunicia Protesta and Bibliography.
Part II, “Reading and Dating Roman Imperial Coins,” is an essential guide (unless you plan to collect coins of the Roman Republic).First we will look at the meaning of the more common abbreviations and then examine the names of the emperors as they appear on the coins. In order to fit the many titles of an emperor on a medium as small as a coin, it proved necessary to abbreviate those titles heavily.Often a title of several words will be trimmed to just a few letters.Ancient coin books can be costly, and hard to find. With a list price of about , the second edition delivers 312 pages of solid advice, with over 300 photographs and many charts and tables.In general terms, ancient coins fall into two broad categories: Roman and “Greek.” For convenience, coins issued by many peoples who spoke Semitic, Celtic, Central Asian and other languages are lumped into the “Greek” category. As one reviewer noted, “I wish I had this book twenty years ago when I began collecting.” Other titles by the same author cover Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and other coins, plus , originally written in the 1960’s by Zander Klawans, was revised and updated by Ken Bresset in 1994.