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Coinage of Greece & Rome - Essays

Term 1 (essays due on Monday 13 November)

1. How did the invention of coins change life in Ancient States?

Harris, W.V. ed. (2008) The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and the Romans (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
@Haselgrove, C. and Krmnicek (2012) ‘The Archaeology of Money’, Annual Review of Anthropology: 235-50
@Howgego, C. (1990) ‘Why did Ancient States Strike Coins?’, Numismatic Chronicle 150: 1-25
@ Kraay, C. M. (1964). 'Hoards, small change and the origin of coinage.' Journal of Hellenistic Studies 84: 76-91
@Kroll, J.H. (2008) ‘The monetary use of weighed bullion in Archaic Greece’, in The monetary systems of the Greeks and Romans ed. W.V. Harris (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 12-37
Kroll, J.H. (2012) ‘The monetary background of early coinage’, in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage ed. W.E. Metcalf (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 33-42
@Melville Jones, J.R. (2006) ‘Why did the Ancient Greeks strike coins?’, Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 17: 21-30
http://naa-online.com/
Schaps, D.M. (2004) The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)
@Schaps, D.M. (2007) ‘What was money in Ancient Greece?’ in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans ed. W.V. Harris (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 38-48
@Thompson, C.M. (2003) ‘Sealed Silver in Iron Age Cisjordan and the 'Invention' of Coinage’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 22: 67-107
@van Alfen, P. (forthcoming 2014) ‘The role of “the state” and early electrum coinage’, in White Gold: Revealing the World’s Earliest Coins, International Congress (25-26 June 2012), Jerusalem, The Israel Museum [1-30] [academia.edu]
@Von Reden, S. (1997). ‘Money, law and exchange: coinage in the Greek polis’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 117: 154-176

2. Examine Greek coinage in the Archaic and Classical period. How far do they reflect identities?

Domínguez, A. J. (2004) 'Greek identity in the Phocaean Colonies', in Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean, ed. K. Lomas.( Leiden and New York: Brill): 429-456 [DG 55.M3]
Frey-Kupper, S. (2013) Die antiken Fundmünzen vom Monte Iato 1971-1991. Ein Beitrag zur Geldgeschichte Westsiziliens (Studia Ietina X) (Lausanne: Éditions du Zèbre). [CJ1021.F73] [with detailed English summary pp. 697-723]

@Frey-Kupper, S. (2014) ‘Coins and their use in the Punic Mediterranean. Case studies from Carthage to Italy from the fourth to the first century BCE’, in The Punic Mediterranean. Identities and Identification from Phoenician Settlement to Roman Rule (British School at Rome Studies eds. J. Quinn and N. Vella (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 76-108.
@Horsnaes, H. W. (2011). Coinages of indigenous communities in archaic southern Italy The mint as a means of promoting identity?, in Communicating Identity in Italic Iron Age Communities, M. Gleba and H. W. Horsnaes (Oxford, Oxbow=: 197-209 (academia.edu)
@Jenkins, G.K. (1971) ‘Coins of Punic Sicily I’, SNR 50: 24-78. http://retro.seals.ch/digbib/view?pid=snr-003:1971:50::183 [and CJ 549.J4]
Kraay, C. M. (1983) The Archaic Coinage of Himera (Naples: Centro Internazionale di Studi Numismatici) [CJ 550.H5]
Kraay, C. M. (1976) Archaic and Classical Greek Coins (London: Methuen) [CJ 335.K7]
@Osborne, R. (2009) Greece in the Making, 1200-479 BC. ) Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge), pp. 237ff
Papadopoulos, J. K. (2002), 'Minting identity: Coinage, ideology and the economics of colonization in Akhaian Magna Graecia’, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 12: 21-55
@ Robinson, E. S. G. (1946). 'Rhegion, Zankle-Messana and the Samians.' Journal of Hellenic Studies 66: 13-20
@Scheidel, W. (2008) 'The divergent evolution of coinage in eastern and western Eurasia' in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans, ed. W. V. Harris (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 267-286
Sheedy, K. (2012) ‘Aegina, the Cyclades and Crete’, in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage, ed. W. Metcalf (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 105-127
@Rutter, N. K. (2016) ‘Coins in a “Home Away from Home”: The Case of Sicily’, in: The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass ed. J. Bintliff and K. Rutter (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press)
Rutter, N. K. (2000) 'Coin types and identity: Greek cities in Sicily' in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus, ed. C. Smith and J. Serrati (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press): 73-83 [DG55.S5]
Rutter, N. K. (1997) The Greek Coinages of Southern Italy and Sicily (London: Spink) [CJ 517.R8]
@ van Alfen, P.G. (2008) The later fourth century BCE coinage of Issus, American Journal of Numismatics 20: 199-208
@van Alfen, P. (2006). ‘Cooperative coinage’, in Agoranomia: studies in money and exchange presented to John H. Kroll, ed. P. van Alfen, pp. 201-247 (New York: American Numismatic Society) (academia.edu)
And other articles in ‘Part 1: Archaic and Classical Greek Coinage’ in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage, ed. W. Metcalf, Oxford

3. Was there a major shift from Classical to Hellenistic coinage? Trace and examine developments

Arnold-Biucchi, C. (2006) Alexander’s Coins and Alexander’s Image (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Art Museums)
@ Dahmen, K. (2007) The Legend of Alexander the Great on Greek and Roman Coins, London, New York, 2007 (London and New York: Routledge) [CJ 385.D2]
de Callatay, F. (2012) ‘Royal Hellenistic Coinages: From Alexander to Mithridates’, Oxford Handbook to Greek and Roman Coinage, ed. W.E. Metcalf, Oxford [CJ 339.O9]
@Manning, J.G. (2008). 'Coinage as “Code” in Ptolematic Egypt', in W. Harris (ed.) The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Roman (Oxford, Oxford University Press): 84-111 [HK 252.M6]
Meadows, A. (2001) ‘Money, freedom, and empire in the Hellenistic World’, in: Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World, ed. A. Meadows and K. Shipton (Oxford, Oxford University Press): 53-63.[ DF 107.M6]
@ Meadows, A. (2014) ‘The spread of coins in the Hellenistic world’, in Explaining Monetary and Financial Innovation 39 (Financial and Monetary Policy Studies ed. P. Bernholz and R. Vaubel (Cham: Springer) 169-94 (online from library)
Rowlandson, J. (2001) ‘Money use among the peasantry of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt’, in: Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World, ed. A. Meadows and K. Shipton (Oxford, Oxford University Press): 145-153 [DF 107.M6]
@ von Reden, S. (2007). Money in Ptolemaic Egypt Cambridge (Cambridge University Press) [CJ 1369.R33].

see also various articles in: @ Part II, The Hellenistic World, in Oxford Handbook to Greek and Roman Coinage, ed. W.E. Metcalf, Oxford [CJ 339.O9], 175-274

Term 2 (essays due on Monday 19 February)