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Looking for a book on Greek coins
« on: December 05, 2015, 04:33:03 AM »
While I won't be collecting many Greek coins (my present collection is limited to 5 coins), I would nevertheless like to acquire a good reference/catalogue. Is "Greek Coins and Their Values" by David R Sear a good choice or is there a better (preferably single-volume) reference/catalogue for this series?


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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 08:27:54 AM »
As far as I know there is no alternative. Other books have many volumes and are very expensive.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 09:48:26 AM »
As far as I know there is no alternative. Other books have many volumes and are very expensive.
Thanks. I have ordered Volume 1 of Sear's book for now.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 10:35:38 AM »
The Wildwinds site is not a book, but it can be searched and contains much good information.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 05:31:47 AM »
The Wildwinds site is not a book, but it can be searched and contains much good information.

Peter
Thanks Peter. I have used Wildwinds for attributing Roman coins earlier.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 05:31:47 AM »
Richard Plant's  "Greek Coin Types and Their Identification", published by Spink. ISBN0-900652-47-0 . It not in the same class as Sear's book, but it helps in narrowing down what you are looking at, then going to Sear's book.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 03:08:01 PM »
Richard Plant's  "Greek Coin Types and Their Identification", published by Spink. ISBN0-900652-47-0 . It not in the same class as Sear's book, but it helps in narrowing down what you are looking at, then going to Sear's book.

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Thank you. I have ordered this one too.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 03:28:27 AM »
I should have mentioned that the illustrations in Plant's book are simple line drawings. But it does help you get a start before you go to Sears book.

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Re: Looking for a book on Greek coins
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 03:41:50 AM »
I should have mentioned that the illustrations in Plant's book are simple line drawings. But it does help you get a start before you go to Sears book.

Bruce
I did check out sample pages on Google. I have his book on reading Arabic coins, which also uses line drawings.