'. . . an excellent adjunct text for courses on antiquity of the history of Rome. Roman Imperial Coins
is a masterpiece of numismatic scholarship.' -- The Midwest Book Review
'An excellent collection, expertly described, of coins illustrating a key period of Roman history. It includes 18 specimens not found in the standard catalogues. The evidence and the non-technical introduction to it will be useful for a wide variety of readers.' -- Karl Galinsky, Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin.
'One might begin by noting some very happy features. The decision to provide a catalogue of the complete holdings . . . was a sound one, and even more laudable was the decision to provide an illustration, on good-quality plates, of every piece catalogued. . . . The editor must be applauded also for his broad-mindedness. He has included provincial issues along with the imperials, reflecting the growing recognition of the interest and importance of the former, which until recently have tended to be neglected as merely local emissions. He has also included and illustrated a 'Paduan' sestertius (Nero 124, reverse of Ostia Harbour) from the famous class of Renaissance forgeries, clearly identified as such. This is not, of course, a Roman coin and its inclusion may annoy the purists but is fully justified in a catalogue intended in part for students, who should be made familiar with these dangerous replicas.' -- Antony A. Barret, University of British Columbia. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97/97-5-3.
Roman Imperial Coins features Augustus to Hadrian with Antonine selections (31 BC to AD 180). The coins are listed in accordance with Crawford's standard catalog,'Roman Republican Coinage', and includes 18 specimens not found in the standard catalogs. The erudite commentary relates the coins to the political and numismatic policies of Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius. There is a non-technical introduction to the history of coinage, suitable for the non-specialist general reader as well as the experienced coin collector ready to branch out into this specialized area of numismatics. Roman Imperial Coins also provides indexes of names, coin legends, and coin types. There are 42 plates illustrating both sides of 1053 coins. No academic or personal coin book reference collection can be considered complete without Kevin Herbert's Roman Imperial Coins. --Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
On its own merit or as a companion to the first two volumes of the John Max Wulfing Collection series, Roman Imperial Coins
provides a handsomely illustrated overview of the Roman coins, emperors, and numismatic policies of the years 31 BC - AD 180. Included are: - Listings in accordance with Crawford's standard catalog, Roman Republican Coinage
- 18 specimens unavailable in standard catalogs - Commentary placing coins in their historical, political, and numismatic contexts - Introduction to the history of coinage suitable for the general reader - Indices of names, coin legends, and coin types - 42 plates, 1,042 coins.