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  • Experiments In Greek Minting Technique

    Zach Beasley

    Experiments In Greek Minting Technique

    Ancient coins. The following is a scan of the article by D. G. Sellwood in the 1963 edition of The Numismatic Chronicle. The two sample coins and publication were sold on VAuctions in September, 2016:


    Lot 698.  [Miscellaneous]. Lot of two modern trial strikes by David Sellwood using experimental minting techniques. Includes: AR ‘tetradrachm’. Grape bunch / Side view of triple-crested Corinthian helmet right within incuse square // AR ‘tetradrachm’. Crested Corinthian helmet left / Grain ear within pelleted border. For both coins, see D. G. Sellwood, “Some experiments in Greek minting technique,” NC (1963), pp. 217-31, and pl. XXIV, nos. 8 & 11 for the dies used to strike the second coin. Both coins toned and in excellent condition. This lot includes a copy of the 1963 Numismatic Chronicle, thus will incur additional postage.

    Sellwood – Greek Minting 1963 NC

    The history of Ancient Greek coinage can be divided (along with most other Greek art forms) into four periods, the Archaic, the Classical, the Hellenistic and the Roman. The Archaic period extends from the introduction of coinage to the Greek world during the 7th century BC until the Persian Wars in about 480 BC. The Classical period then began, and lasted until the conquests of Alexander the Great in about 330 BC, which began the Hellenistic period, extending until the Roman absorption of the Greek world in the 1st century BC. The Greek cities continued to produce their own coins for several more centuries under Roman rule. The coins produced during this period are called Roman provincial coins or Greek Imperial Coins.


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