The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora

by Fred S. Kleiner

Agora Picture Book 15
32 pp, b/w figs
5.5" x 8.5"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-615-4
Publication Date: Nov 1975
Status: Active

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Description:
Over 75,000 coins have been found during excavations at the Agora, many minted in the city but others brought from Athens’s far-flung commercial contacts. In addition to the mostly bronze and copper coins themselves, a building that may have served as the Athenian mint is described in this booklet. After describing the physical techniques of production, the author takes a chronological approach and includes numerous black and white photographs, making this concise guide a useful aid to the identification of lower-value Greek and Roman coinage.