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Words and Coins

From Ancient Greece to Byzantium

Words and Coins( )
Introduction by: Dimitrakopoulos, Manos
Penna, Vasiliki
Foreword by: Mela, Charles
Delivorrias, Angelos
Author: Bodmer, Fondation Martin
Benake, Mouseio
de Callataÿ, François
Hurst, André
Kalavrezou, Ioli
Meadows, Andrew
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $75.00
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From Hellenic Greece to Rome and Byzantium, coins functioned in part as narrative objects, engraved with images of gods and lords, planets and cities, heroes and legends. Words and Coinsanalyzes these copper coins in their relation to Western folklore, myth and literature, spanning the fifth century BC to the fifteenth century. Examining books and manuscripts, as well as other artifacts, the catalogue highlights and elaborates on the ongoing complex relationship between the...
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