Carson R A G
Trustees of the British Museum. London. HB Vol VI. Severus Alexander to Balbinus and Pupienus. ix + 311pp + 47 plates. 158 x 242mm Maroon cloth. 1962 1st edition. A standard reference on the subject as although it is a single collection catalogue, this collection is one of the best in the world. Begins with a general introduction to the historical background, a listing of the mints and mint organisation, local bronze coinage, Metrology, Art and portraiture, Fabric and epigraphy, Contemporary forgeries, Types and legends, Modern fakes and forgeries, Finds. In short most of what one could want to know. Then follows an introduction to each reign. A bibliography, Abbreviations, A key to obverse busts and legends. Then the catalogue, with concordances and Indexes.
No dw, top and bottom of spine a little worn, otherwise in very good clean condition.