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What Are The Differences Between Sellwood's And Shore's Books On Parthia?

 
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 Posted 12/12/2019  12:49 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bob June to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Which would be considered the best for a beginner wanting to learn about Parthian coinage?
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 Posted 12/12/2019  06:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think Shore might be the better reference for someone starting out. It has a good introductory essay, followed by a catalog of coins from Shore's own collection, which he subsequently sold through CNG in the mid-1990's.

The downside with Shore is that, since it's limited to his own coins, the catalog is limited in scope, with many varieties not represented.

Sellwood's second edition is much more extensive in its coverage, but can be a little challenging to navigate for some since his re-attributions of some coins from the earlier edition throw off some of the numerical sequence of types in some parts. Also everything in Sellwood is done by hand. Apart from some pages of coin photos toward the end, there are no photos in the catalog, just Sellwood's own ink illustrations. And all text is hand produced in Sellwood's calligraphy. I find it all charming, but I know some have found it off-putting.

Of course Assar, in the Sunrise book, has updated some of both Shore and Sellwood's attributions. Assar's work on the chronology and attributions is the most up-to-date. His accompanying essay is pretty esoteric and dense for a beginner, though. And the catalog in Sunrise is very limited, more so than even Shore's.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  07:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add museumguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob is spot on as usual but here are some other resources you might want to check out:

1) http://www.parthia.com/parthia_coins.htm
2) http://parthika.fr/Ateliers.html

and two excellent galleries including one from the modest Bob L:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/ga...hp?cat=24483
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/ga...p?album=3627

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