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 Posted 08/12/2017  4:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Once again, I have failed to attribute an ancient Roman (a Philip sestertius) because my book was incomplete-it lacked provincial issues. Fortunately the community succeeded, but I really need a better book.

Can you recommend one?
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 Posted 08/12/2017  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
RIC of course is an excellent reference, but a lot of the material is out of date and the books are expensive. You might be able to find a copy on CD but it is difficult to navigate through. Sears Roman Coins and their Vales is also and excellent resource. I like using ERIC II, it is a large book that covers Roman and Byzantine coins. You might be able to get a copy here: http://www.dirtyoldbooks.com/ or on eBay.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a great question @oriole. While I don't collect ancient Romans to any great extent any more, I used to use Vagi's books. I guess that they never really took on though as no one here seems to use that reference.

In any case, our sticky thread has plenty of good recommendations too: http://goccf.com/t/149883
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 Posted 08/12/2017  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also like ERIC II. I got my copy while it was still readily available. There are a few for sale on Amazon and I'm sure some on eaby too.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! My current reference is an old Seaby "roman coins and their values".
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