|Roman Republican Coins and Books by Andrew McCabe|
NEW: Guide to the Anonymous Victoriatus by Kenneth Friedman and Richard Schaefer; Steve Brinkman web-editor
NEW: Library of Roman Republican Numismatics and Ancient History An Illustrated GuideNEW: Auction Catalogues of Roman Republican Coins before 1970 based on the Library of RBW February 2014 Anonymous Struck Bronze Coins of the Roman Republic
January 2013 New home page, and Crawford RRC-based illustrated catalogue
Principal Coins of the Roman Republic
RRC 1 to RRC 27 300-225BC Early Roman Coinage
1. Roman Coins of Luceria and Canusium
2. Anonymous Struck Bronze Coins of the Roman Republic
3. Anonymous Roman Republican Denarii (Steve Brinkman and Pierluigi Debernardi)
4. Anonymous Roman Republican Victoriati (Kenneth Friedman and Richard Schaefer)
This is an educational site about Roman Republican coins and related books, and this page provides links to over two thousand coins, illustrated and described, including a complete history of Roman Republican Coinage,, and links to webpages where you can read reviews of hundreds of books and articles about the coins and their history. From time to time I write commentary essays and all these are archived on my blog page. The latest commentary article is at the bottom of this home page. There are also many original short essays, some that take a detailed look at a coin series, and others that chart the development of coinage from the Roman kings through the end of the Roman Republic. Numismatic literature is the right word for the books, but the spirit of this website aims for shorter words and a lighter approach. I wrote it just for fun, and comments about the books are subjective and my own opinion. If you have read something that I would like, or if you have a comment about this website, please contact me either via the yahoo group RROME or by clicking on any picture on this site and writing in the comment box, or by adding a comment in the box at the bottom of this page. If you would like to explore the complete content of this site please visit my homepage There is nothing for sale here. Happy reading!
Books and Literature about Roman Republican Coinage
Reviews and Commentary, regularly updated since 2004
Catalogues: Crawford RRC, Grueber BMCRR, Sear Handbooks and HCRI|
Updates to Crawford RRC
Coinage & Money CMRR, Sydenham, HN Italy, Thomsen ERC, RPC Provincial
Introductory Handbooks and Glossy Picture Books about RR coinage
Books about the relation between Coins and Roman Republican History
Antiquarian books about Roman Republican Coins and History
History books about the Roman Republicy
The Best Auction Catalogues and Museum Catalogues
Books on Coins and Archaeology
Books on the Coin Minting Process and Mint Management
Articles on Plated Coins, including MH Crawford's 'Plated Coins - False Coins'
Period-specific - 3rd century BC, Early Roman Coinage
Period-specific - 2nd century and early 1st century BC
Period-specific - Imperatorial coins, Woytek's 'Arma et Nummi' and redating
Woytek Survey Numismatic Research 2002-2007; Int'l Numismatic Congress
Crawford Surveys Numismatic Research 1966-1977; Edinburgh collection notes
Bibliographies, books about books, Numismatic History
Free numismatic books online, Digital Library Numis
Journals: Celater, Numismatic Chronicle, American Numismatic Society
Books on Roman Provincial Coins and Imitative Coins
Books about Roman Republican Bronze Coins, 215BC to 150BC
Research Articles on Roman Republican Numismatics
Original Material, written for this website, or adapted and republished from earlier publications
M.H. Crawford, Notes on Roman Republican coin types, Edinburgh coll.|
The First Punic War and the Corvus on Roman Republican Bronzes
Fleet Coinage of Mark Antony, with Atratinus, Capito and Bibulus
Plated Coins - False Coins by M.H. Crawford and related articles
Campania: Art, Architecture and Coins
Early Money under the Kings of Rome
Triage for Coins: Reading Hoards and Coin Accumulations
Paean to a Coin Collector: BCD
Arrangements of Early Roman Coinage
Grueber’s footnotes: ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ and Scarpus
Postsemilibral bronzes and the date of the Denarius
Michael Crawford, notes to the Edinburgh collection.
New Roman Republican coins published by the Goodman collection
Aemilii Lepidi and Adoptions, Mark Passehl
On the Concept of Rarity, and the Rarest Roman Republican Coins
Mesagne hoard and its dating implications
Morgantina, the Coins, T.V. Buttrey
The Upchurch Hoard
The Pietas Denarii of Sextus Pompey, T.V. Buttrey
Al Marco adjustment of denarius weights, Clive Stannard
Quintus Cornuficius, Phil Davis
Dacian Imitations, Phil Davis
Lampsacus and Parium, a tale of twin cities
Roman Coins of Luceria L, RRC 43
Roman Coins of Luceria L, RRC 97
Roman Coins of Luceria LT, RRC 98
Roman Coins of Luceria P, RRC 99
Roman Coins of Canusium CA, RRC 100
Anonymous Struck Bronze Coins of the Roman Republic
Anonymous Roman Republican Denarii and Victoriati (Steve Brinkman's site)
For some time I have directed people interested in coin pictures to a text list of coin sets on this website. Experience has shown that a direct entry to the Flickr site is preferred, and I think it is best to invite visitors to the the entry page for my collections on Flickr; a picture of this site is shown below - which can be clicked to directly enter the picture site:
I invite all to enjoy this new photo presentation, which complements the Crawford-RRC arrangement described at the top of this home-page!
This new home page is the most significant update since 2009, and addresses two major improvements, in the structure, indexing and navigation aids of my home page, and in introducing a Crawford RRC-based illustrated catalogue of Roman Republican coins, directly on this website rather than accessed via my photo database on Flickr.
First, the home page index system has been redesigned around the different forms of content on the site, coins, book reviews and articles, regardless where this content is stored on the various web-pages of the site. Hence if you are seeking a book review or information about numismatic books on a given topic, these can be found by scrolling down to the book review section of this home page or by clicking on this button:
From time to time I have added specialist articles in various places on my website, usually associated with the theme of a particular web-page. Sometimes these articles have been difficult to find at a later time. So I have listed all these articles on the home page, and they can be found by scrolling down to the specialist article section of this home page or by clicking on this button:
At regular intervals since 2009 I have also written short personal commentaries on the home page, in the form of a blog posting that I updated every few months, and the text I am currently writing is typical of such postings. Over time these have caused the home page to extend more and more in length. So I have now moved these older postings to a dedicated commentaries web-page. I will continue to write the most recent postings direct on my home page but all older posts can be found on the blog page, also available by clicking on this button:
Whilst the content of my existing web-pages remains unchanged, I am retiring the historic index system which arranged my web-pages according to themes. The theme-based pages became, over time, too complex. However I have replaced these with a full listing of my current webpages, with a brief indication of their content, at the bottom of my home page (i.e. just above this commentary section). I also include direct links to my Flickr photo-sets on this page and on every other web-page on my site.
Second, there is a new presentation of coins of the Roman Republic, arranged strictly by Crawford RRC number, with photos shown to the correct relative scale and with my commentary. This new presentation can be found at the top of this home page broken into 20 sections arranged by RRC number. Each page within this new presentation includes the index to all other sections of the catalogue. A key feature of this presentation is that all the photographs were taken against the same size background, so it is easily seen that all coins are exactly to scale. The first page covers Early Roman Coinage and the last, twentieth page covers the Battle of Actium and its coinage, with the history of Roman coinage unfolding between the two sections. The photos are shown in large dimensions, as per examples below, and the click-throughs lead to enlargements double this size. So these new web-pages will make the most of your fast broadband and high-density pixel displays!
Andrew McCabe, January 2013.
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