Alisdair Menzies of Geneva, Switzerland forwarded this press release about his new book on Late Roman Bronze Coinage, an English translation of the classic book by Guido Bruck. Thanks!
Late Roman Bronze Coinage – An attribution guide for poorly preserved coins
The book in question is an English translation of Guido Bruck's now out-of-print Die spätrömische Kupferprägung : ein Bestimmungsbuch für schlecht erhaltene Münzen, published in 1961.
As you probably know, Guido Bruck was curator at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, one of the richest collections of fourth century Roman bronze coins. In addition to his role with the museum collection, he and his collaborators often had to deal with coin finds which were not of museum quality (worn, only partially legible, etc.). He therefore devised this work with a view to providing the necessary iconographical breakdown to be able to identify virtually any bronze coin of the fourth century, even in the absence of complete legends or mintmarks.
Since then, it has proved to be a valuable and popular resource, but sadly remained out of print for almost 50 years. Bruck's work was too precious to remain out of print, so I am delighted to have this opportunity to give it a second lease of life.
As an experienced collector of late Roman Bronze Coinage, I initially translated the work for my own purposes. Other numismatists were quick to encourage me to publish the translation. More information can be found on my website.
The book is available in both paperback and hardback formats
For more information, or to order, see:
Late Roman Bronze Coins – An Iconographical Exploration
Wayne Homren, Editor
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