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Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 2: Phocas to Theodosius III, 602–717

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 2: Phocas to Theodosius III, 602–717

Philip Grierson

ISBN 9780884020240

Publication date: 01/01/1968

The 12,000 coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the Whittemore Collection at the Fogg Art Museum form one of the greatest specialized collections of Byzantine coins in the world. The catalogue, edited by Alfred R. Bellinger and Philip Grierson, publishes the majority of these coins, dating between 491 and 1453, in five volumes.

The second volume in this catalogue is in two parts. Part I examines Phocas and Heraclius (602–641) and Part II covers the period between Heraclius Constantine to Theodosius III (602–717). The extensive introduction treats the historical background, the monetary system, mints and mint activity, and types and inscriptions. Each reign also includes a longer introduction that covers chronology, main features of the coinage, and types issued by mint.

Praise

  • The publication of this second volume of the Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue represents an outstanding contribution to numismatic science… Philip Grierson is to be congratulated on the magnificent result of the many years research by which he has made himself uniquely qualified to act as author.

    —II. Abteilung

Book Details

  • 728 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11 inches
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Series edited by Alfred R. Bellinger

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