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The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 BC
The brief period covered in this book witnessed the violent transition of Rome from a state of republican constitution, presided over by the Senate, to an unparalleled autocracy under the control of Emperor Augustus.
Each of the book’s six chapters includes a comprehensive catalogue, which lists all of the relevant coin types and varieties, as well as their significance in interpreting the events of the period. Information on the rarity of each coin type, including estimates of current value, are presented in a separate table. The numerous, though less comprehensively understood, local coinages of the imperial period are listed in an extensive appendix. Sear not only gives us an impressive numismatic reference work for the age of transition from Republic to Empire. He also endeavours to raise awareness of the vital role played by numismatic evidence in the detailed chronicling of events.
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