The Early Dated Coins of Europe 1234-1500

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These "early dated coins" form one of the first links between medieval and modern coinage. Anno Domini's way of dating coins using Latin script did not begin until the mid-13th century, and did not become popular in Europe until three centuries later. It took the author 15 years to separate the few coins with dates from the many. The First Edition of this book was comparable to the out-of-print work by Albert Frey in 1915. Today, when an early dated coin is sold, whether in Europe or America, it is accompanied by a Levinson reference number. This revised and updated Second Edition is in full color, with better illustrations, as well as more than 200 new illustrations. More than 125 new types and subtypes have been added, and there are over 500 updates to the descriptions. The book focuses on the eight regions in which coins were issued: � Germany � Southern Netherlands � Northern Netherlands � Habsburg lands � Switzerland � Scandinavia � Italy � France and organizes the known pre-1501 Anno Domini dated coins chronologically within each region. There is for each of the 1200 coins listed, the full legends, descriptions, ruler names, references� This book is 336 pages There are almost 1,000 photographs and line drawings. The book is in four parts: the first is a lengthy history of early dated coinage, including discussions of the types, metallurgy, classifications, etc. The second part is the catalog of coinage, divided into the eight regions. The third part is a listing, again by region, of all the states issuing early dated coinage, with a history of each state�s coinage and a cross-reference to all the coins listed in the catalog. The fourth part contains eight appendices with alphabetical listings, translations of legends, a photographic glossary of coin types, a listing of early dated coinage using Islamic script, and other useful information. Robert A Levinson. ISBN: 0871846012. Pub Date:. Edition: 2nd. Binding: Hardcover. Size: 8.27x11.69. Pages: 336. Case: 1 .

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