A new book by Andreas Pangerl focuses on portraits on Roman coinage. -Editor
The www.romancoins.info team has assembled an image collection of superior quality portraits of Roman Emperors and their families on Roman coins as base of this reference book.
The book features ca. 800 highest quality Roman coins available with the finest style portrait types for all ca. 220 individuals ever represented on Roman coins !
464 pages in highest quality print. Hard Cover & thread bound
To order your copy for 59 € plus shipment (depending on your country), please send an email to romancoins.info @yahoo.com
For more information, or to order, see:
PORTRAITS - 500 Years of Roman Coin Portraits (www.romancoins.info/Book%20on%20Portraits.html)
A review by editor Ursula Kampmann was published in CoinWeek April 20, 2017. Here's an excerpt. -Editor
As the title “Portraits – 500 Years of Roman Coin Portraits / 500 Jahre römische Münzbildnisse” already suggests, this heavyweight publication is aimed at the international market, which makes
sense, considering that the images are the main focus of the book. Readers will find 722 portraits on 233 pages, including a complete series of the Roman rulers in essence from Caesar – there are
some emperors included – until Julius Nepos.
There are also spouses, sisters, mothers and Caesars. The objects were selected according to their beauty, considering condition, centring, die cutting and minting. Consequently flicking through
the book will be a delight to everyone who enjoys coins. A short caption consisting of emperor, years of reign, denomination, minting date and location as well as RIC-quote is attached every image.
There are no precise descriptions, nor does the book feature images of the reverses. However there is a selection of particularly beautiful and interesting reverses on pages 248 to 268.
The second part of the book unites different articles on several topics of Roman portrait art. The time spectrum starts at Caesar and ends with Theodosius. The authors, all of which have written
their contributions in German – except for Olivier Hekster, who has written his “Severus – Antonine Emperor or the first Severan?” in English, consist of renowned historians like Werner Eck and Kay
Ehling, coin dealers like Hans-Christoph von Mosch and Wilhelm Müseler, as well as numerous archaeologists like Christian Gliwitzky, Marion Meyer, Jörn Lang and Melanie Lang, and Markus Löx. The
initiator of the book, although he is a doctor by trade, has contributed three articles himself. The articles thus cover the entire Roman imperial period.
To read the complete article, see:
500 years of Roman portrait art (http://coinsweekly.com/index.php?pid=4&id=4656)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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