Friday, 4 December 2009

Early World Coins

Last weekend at Wakefield turned into a bit of an impromptu booksigning as Bob Tye popped by to drop off a couple of copies of his new book, "Early World Coins & Early Weight Standards". This single volume introduction to early world coins includes a catalogue of over 1,200 common or influential ancient and medieval coin types, from Europe, Persia, India and China. It is especially useful as a basic catalogue of the commoner Indian and Chinese issues.It also includes an introduction to ancient and medieval denomination sets and an overview of pre-modern systems of weight, and their influence on coin weight. Sample pages are available at his website here.

I will have copies available at the York Coin Fair in January. For information about the York Coin Fair, visit their website here. Look forward to seeing you there!