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Benner, Steve M., Ph.D. History and Coinage of the Ancient Greek Leagues: Fifth through First Centuries BC [Classical Numismatic Studies No. 11].2018. Hardbound. 191 total pp., consisting of 13 pages of introductory material and 188 pages with inline illustrations and catalog of ten leagues. (GR360) $75.

From the author's Introduction:

As with my previous book on the coins of the Achaian League, this book is not meant to be a groundbreaking book for numismatic studies, but more of a compilation of the newest information on the coinage of the ancient Greek leagues in the last five centuries before the Christian era. As a result, this work is directed at amateur collectors, who, like myself, would like to have at their disposal examples of each of the different leagues’ coin types with some explanation of the weights and symbolism. Since history is what drives me as an ancient coin collector, I have included a discussion of the history of each of the leagues, which helps to place the coinage in context with the league’s activities. I make no claim to be a classically trained numismatist, but only as a devoted collector for almost half a century who seeks to improve the information available to fellow collectors and maybe add a little to the body of ancient knowledge. This book, like my previous book, is a work of love: I believe that ancient Greek coins are works of art, in some cases magnificent works of art, that can be owned and admired by ordinary people. To be able to hold in one’s hand a piece of ancient history that may have been handled by Themistokles, Socrates, Alexander, Marcus Aurelius, Augustus, or another notable of ancient Greece or Rome is truly awesome.

A useful companion volume to Dr. Benner's Achaian League Coinage of the 3rd Through 1st Centuries B.C.E. [Classical Numismatic Studies No. 7].

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