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133590000. SPECIAL OFFER Order a copy of Dated Coins of Antiquity together with Dated Coins of Antiquity - Shekels of Tyre (Release 2) and save $30. (GR).Website shipping rates do not apply. (GR 359)
SPECIAL OFFER Order a copy of Dated Coins of Antiquity together with Dated Coins of Antiquity - Shekels of Tyre (Release 2) and save $30. (GR). (GR359) $270.

Dated Coins of Antiquity (DCA) iis a substantially complete catalog of dated coins struck before the lifetime of Jesus Christ. Where a coin series such as the Biblical shekel of Tyre shown below crosses the millennium divide of 1 BC/AD 1, the catalog continues to its last dated coin in the AD era. The coins of antiquity used various kinds of numbers and more than 50 calendar systems for dating that have no familiarity to most modern readers. The dates and their numerals on the coins serve as historical markers for early advances in recording time. The book explores how the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Nabataeans and Jews struggled to understand their own numbers as well as those of their competitors or conquerors. Especially the Greeks and Romans across Europe, Asia and Africa experimented with their numbers. Their calendars and notations for numbers varied among cities and even over time in the same city. As expected, they sometimes made mistakes when switching to different kinds of numbers.

Among the more popular sections of Dated Coins of Antiquity (DCA) (pages 501 to 515) has been the date and its rarity listing for the silver shekels of Tyre and the smaller half, quarter and eighth shekels bearing the local god Melkart. These coins were struck nearly continuously for 191 years, from 126 BC to 66 AD. In addition to the date written with Greek letters, most of these coins also carry a monogram (usually also in Greek letters) and a Phoenician letter - alef or bet. This first photographic supplement encompasses more than 500 different varieties of these coins, defined by their varying dates, monograms, Phoenician letters and the four denominations in silver. With the rarity listing of dates in DCA, this supplement presents the most comprehensive catalog of the reported dates, monograms and varieties for the shekels of Tyre and its minor silver denominations.Dated Coins of Antiquity. Shekels of Tyre - Supplemental Photographs (Release 2) nearly doubles the coverage contained in the prior release. This volume does not duplicate the material in the originalDated Coins of Antiquity (DCA), which catalogs over 6000 coins of the ancient world dated before the millennium divide, 1 BC / AD 1. Release 2 encompasses the most extensive date listing and photographic evidence for these dated coins struck nearly annually for 191 years, 126 BC through AD 65.

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