• Code 130522-6

A Guide to the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum. 1901.

With forty-five illustrations. Barclay V Head. Fierts edition, 1901.  PB 57 pages, 45excellent line drawings in the text.  Covers everything from ancient Greek coins to medals. 140 x 216mm.   Good - Very good, a slight crease to the front cover.

This book describes the contents of the display cases in the old coin room. The cases held coins, medals and currency of descriptions of all periods organised on a chronological and basis.  The contents of each of the 6 sections are described in a short essay intended for an intelligent person who wanted to learn about the coins and their development.  A most useful book despite the fact that the displays are no longer there.  It may be old and cheap, but if you want background reading this is good.

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