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 Posted 05/21/2013  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Moving on to the books

Roman Imperial Coins (aka RIC), a ten volume set that if you are lucky can pick up for $800 used. These are excellent reference books but are out dated and need to be revised. Still worth while if you can afford them, I can't.

David Sears Books:
Roman Coins and Their Values
Greek Coins and their Values
Byzantine Coins and their Values

A lot cheaper than RIC.
Great books and IMO a must.

An very good beginners reference books is:
The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins by David Van Meter, cost @$25.

Wayne G. Sayles has written a series of excellent books on ancients that should be in every ones library:

Ancient Coin Collecting 2nd Edition
Ancient Coin Collecting II, Numismatic Art of the Greek World
Ancient Coin Collecting III, The Roman World, Politics and Propaganda 2nd Edition
Ancient Coin Collecting IV, Roman Provincial Coins
Ancient Coin Collecting V, The Romaion/Byzantine Culture
Ancient Coin Collecting VI, Non-Classical Cultures
Classical Deception, Counterfeits, Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Coins

Average cost $25 each

My favorite reference books are the ones by Rasiel Suarez

ERIC I, free download
ERIC II, covers all Roman Imperial and Byzantine Coinage, $150
aorta, a paperback scaled down version of ERIC II, minus the Byzantine section and any RIC reference numbers. Excellent field reference book @$40
ERIC III in the works now.

Other books that might be helpful if you can find them:
Coins of Alexanders Successors in the East, by Cunningham

Dictionary of Roman Coins, by Stevenson

Roman Coins, by Harold Mattingly



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 Posted 05/27/2013  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great thread, it's been quite useful for me when playing Guess the Emperor! Perhaps I should start read more basics first but diving right in has been fun. Thank you all for your patience when I ask newbie questions :)

And drat you all for fueling another interest. I have an entire bookmark folder of coins I'd like to buy... like I need yet another hobby :)
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 Posted 05/27/2013  2:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dwayne8625 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a book you can print for roman coins.

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 Posted 05/27/2013  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting book, thanks for posting it.
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 Posted 06/02/2013  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just stumbled upon this site, looks like a good resource for ancient Greek coins

http://www.snible.org/coins/hn/index.html
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 Posted 06/02/2013  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting site, Thanks for adding it to the list.
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 Posted 06/03/2013  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Digging a little deeper into the snible.org website, found a very helpful guide to the ancient Greek alphabet. Instead of typed letters/characters, there is a chart with pictures of each letter from actual coins, in typical and atypical form.

http://www.snible.org/coins/alphabet.html

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 Posted 06/03/2013  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bacchus2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This isn't really a coin related site - but it's a fun list of all the Emperors and how they died.

http://www.allempires.com/article/i...man_emperors

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 Posted 06/03/2013  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dwayne8625 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a cool list Bacchus.
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 Posted 06/22/2013  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another site that I don't visit as often as I should. Excellent for Asian and eastern coin types.

http://zeno.ru
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 Posted 06/22/2013  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add augustus1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have an annotated page of links to sites about ancient coins:
http://esty.ancients.info/numis/sitelinks.html
It categorizes sites to make it easy to find sites that meet your interests.
My educational sites: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/
My coins for sale: http://augustuscoins.com/
My ancient-coin literature for sale: http://augustuscoins.com/numislit.html
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 Posted 06/23/2013  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Warren, your website http://esty.ancients.info/ is so educational and useful!
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 Posted 06/26/2013  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a very handy illustrated glossary of Roman coin features. Pictures of the object or feature taken from a real coin. Wish I'd seen this two months ago when starting with ancients! Now I know what to call the feature when trying to search for and identify a coin.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/mo...lossary.html
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 Posted 07/05/2013  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobz5000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very informative thread!
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This is a very good resource for collectors on avoiding fake Indian Punch mark coins. Dr. Alex Fishman runs Ancient Coins Canada and is a well known expert in Indian and Oriental Ancient and Medieval coins.

This is a must read for people looking at getting into the early Indian coins.

http://www.ancientcoins.ca/fakepunc...ks/fakes.htm
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