The Cistophori of Hadrian

Book Details

Author  William E. Metcalf
Publisher  American Numismatic Society
Publication Date   December 1, 1980
ISBN  0897220048
Pages  164

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This most recent study of the cistophori attempts to answer the questions of when, where, and why the cistophori were produced. Providing a corpus of all known cistophori it is founded on a fresh examination of material from previous studies, collections and catalogues. Each section is accompanied by commentaries that detail the evidence for mint identifications and placing the types in their historical and numismatic context. Summary chapters, deal with questions of circulation, artistic and mint technique, volume and purpose. The catalogue itself, is arranged geographically by mint.

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