Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins

4.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786469154: Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, the symbols depicted on coins offered a medium for communication, propaganda, and historical archiving. This work hypothesizes that astronomical symbols on ancient and medieval coins were often used as a way to record actual celestial events. The author provides more than 550 figures and line drawings of coins, maps, and astronomical events to illustrate this hypothesis. In addition, several appendices evaluate the historical accuracy of ancient and medieval coinage and offer additional examples not included in the main volume.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Marshall Faintich scores gold...remarkable...analyses are highly detailed...This is a book not to be read in a hurry. It is one to be savoured and digested at leisure--Auckland Astronomical Society Journal.

About the Author:

Marshall Faintich has a Ph.D. in astronomy, is a past national director of the American Cartographic Association, and has been a numismatist for more than 50 years. He lives in central Virginia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780786431786: Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0786431784 ISBN 13:  9780786431786
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc, 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland Publishing
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Publishing. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Full-Sized Laminated Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2755492

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, the symbols depicted on coins offered a medium for communication, propaganda, and historical archiving. This work hypothesizes that astronomical symbols on ancient and medieval coins were often used as a way to record actual celestial events. The author provides more than 550 figures and line drawings of coins, maps, and astronomical events to illustrate this hypothesis. In addition, several appendices evaluate the historical accuracy of ancient and medieval coinage and offer additional examples not included in the main volume. Seller Inventory # AAC9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, the symbols depicted on coins offered a medium for communication, propaganda, and historical archiving. This work hypothesizes that astronomical symbols on ancient and medieval coins were often used as a way to record actual celestial events. The author provides more than 550 figures and line drawings of coins, maps, and astronomical events to illustrate this hypothesis. In addition, several appendices evaluate the historical accuracy of ancient and medieval coinage and offer additional examples not included in the main volume. Seller Inventory # AAC9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
28.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Faintich, Marshall
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 15813233-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Faintich, Marshall
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0786469153

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Marshall Faintich
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 225 pages. 0.440. Seller Inventory # 9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Faintich, Marshall
Published by McFarland and Co Inc (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland and Co Inc, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780786469154

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
26.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Marshall Faintich
Published by McFarland (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469153 ISBN 13: 9780786469154
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786469153

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book