Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Czech Republic. Volume IV. The Luboš Král Collection. Egypt: Roman Provincial Coinage

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Czech Republic. Volume IV. The Luboš Král Collection. Egypt: Roman Provincial Coinage

Year: 2021
ISBN: 978-80-7036-687-5
Author(s): Jiří Militký, Luboš Král
Publisher: National Museum
Type of publication: monograph
Place of publication: Prague
Number of pages: 172
Citation: MILITKÝ, Jiří a KRÁL, Luboš. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Czech Republic. Volume IV. The Luboš Král Collection. Egypt: Roman Provincial Coinage. Vydání první. Prague: National Museum, 2021. 172 stran. ISBN 978-80-7036-687-5 .

Another volume of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Czech Republic project has been published by the National Museum in cooperation with the Czech Numismatic Society in the end of 2021.

The catalogue presents the collection of Egyptian provincial coins, collected by Ing. Luboš Král, a long-standing member of the Czech Numismatic Society.  

In total, 584 coins is represented in this volume including a small quantity of duplicates (always stuck from different dies). The core of the collection consists of Alexandrian issues; coins of the Egyptian nomes, which are quite rare, are represented by mere two specimens (nos. 583–584). The collection documents the coin production in Egypt from the time of Augustus till the end of the provincial mint in 295/6. The basic criteria for incorporation into the collection have been the quality and good state of preservation of the numismatic material allowing its further classification. The presence of coins of particular rulers reflects their occurrence on the numismatic market as well as different volume of mint production. It is most apparent in the case of coinage from Augustus to Caligula and later of Marcus Aurelius and especially Septimius Severus and Caracalla, showing considerable decline. The core of the collection (almost 65 %) consists of 3rd century coins from Elagabal till the rulers of the first Tetrarchy. The collection illustrates also the restrain from multi denominational system consisting of tetradrachms and several bronze denominations. From the reign of Commodus on, only tetradrachms are present in this catalogue.

ISBN (online): 978-80-7036-691-2



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