Arts / Antiques & Collectables - General / Coins in History by John Porteous John Porteous Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969: first edition orange cloth hardcover with silver lettering to spine: dust jacket: approximately 8 x 10" tall: decorative endpapers: 256 pages including index: 300 black and white illustrations and 32 colour plates. Synopsis: A detailed history of coins and coinage including the Roman system, the coinage of Western Europe and  Byzantium  in the Middle Ages, Islamic coinage, the designs, minting techniques and sources of bullion during the 16th Century, the diminishing importance of coinage from the 17th Century onwards, the emergence of Colonial coins, the currency reforms following the American and French Revolutions, and an appraisal of coinage adapted to the industrial society of the 19th and 20th centuries. Comprehensive illustration, including some previously unpublished, supports the text. Condition: Price corner unclipped : upper edge of dust jacket rubbed and repaired: overall very clean and good. Please note shipping surcharge will apply used books
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  • Book Title: Coins in History
  • Author: John Porteous
  • ISBN: 297178547
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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