M S Butcher. London, 2006, 448 pages + 67 plates. HB.
This volume presents an authoritative and systematic account of the coins minted in the roman province of Asia. The aim of the book is to give a complete picture of the material, thereby not only meeting the needs of numismatists but also providing an essential reference for historians, epigraphists, archaeologists and other students of the roman empire.
Covering the years from the short reign of Gordien I in 235 to the death of Gordien III in 238, this volume examines the coinage of almost 100 cities throughout the province. The introduction and catalogue, written in French, are followed by indices and an illustration of every major issue listed. French text. A joint publication of the British Museum and the Bibliotheque nationale de France.