Ancient

    Biaggi, The precious patinas of...

    €280.00

    Elio Biaggi, The precious patinas of the sesterces of imperial Rome, photographs by Giuseppe Bruno, Priuli & Verlucca Editori, Ivrea 1992, pp. 299, superb color illustrations of the obverse and reverse of 735 specimens represented at 150% of their actual size together with 56 full-page enlargements, 35 cm, black leatherette binding with gold titles on the spine and slipcase ed.

    Bilingual text with parallel title: The superb patinas of the sestertii of imperial Rome. A classic for the study of Roman sesterces and the patinas of coins.

    In excellent condition. Rare.

    Iconic tradition as a historical...

    €43.00

    Iconic tradition as a historical source. The role of numismatics in iconography studies, edited by M. Caccamo Caltabiano, D. Castrizio, M. Puglisi, Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria 2004, pp. 527, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

    Semata and Signa. Series of Monetary Iconography Studies, 1.

    Proceedings of the I Study Meeting of the Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae, Messina 6-8 March 2003.

    Can an image be considered a historical document? Certainly yes, if it is a monetary image, chosen by the governing authority to facilitate the acceptability of the currency, communicate messages to users, play a role of legitimation and strengthening of political power! The initial question was answered by scholars of different disciplines, who participated in Messina, in March 2002, in the international study meeting promoted by the inter-university research group (Messina, Bologna, Genoa, Milan) for the realization of the Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae ( LIN). The contributions record the point of view of numismatists, archaeologists, philologists and glottologists, historians (Eastern, Greek, Roman and medieval), in a variety of proposals and reflections that emblematically account for the multiplicity of opinions currently existing on the problem.

    Insignificant signs of aging, otherwise in excellent condition.

    Natalia Russo, The true face of...

    €23.00

    Natalia Russo, The true face of the Silenus. Between money and archeology, Arbor Sapientiae, Rome 2018, pp. 208, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

    Semata and Signa. Series of Monetary Iconography Studies, 9.

    The Silenus is a mythical character with a hybrid aspect of which some literary and iconographic sources have often encouraged the reading of a role of secondary importance: a leading member of the Dionysian cortege would have been subordinate to Dionysus. The redemption and enhancement of this character as an autonomous subject, on the other hand, pass from the monetary document which makes up for the many gaps in the literary sources and provides numerous cognitive data. In some specific areas of the ancient Mediterranean, governed by monarchical or tyrannical governments, the coinage testifies to a role of the Silenus of absolute prestige, comparable to that typical of the divinity. Its figure, partial or whole, often appears in the law of money, on nominals with high purchasing power. His head, also depicted frontally, is adorned as Dionysus with the ivy crown but is also surrounded by the diadem, the symbol par excellence of royal power. The Silenus also appears diversified by age and within the same mint his appearance changes as if it were a real character clothed with authority and prestige. Protagonist of the rat but also of the courtship of the Nymph, he pours the wine or offers the cup. In Rome, his figure is converted into the Satyr Marsyas as a libertarian symbol. The author examines the monetary iconographies of Silenus in their space-time distribution, often comparing them with images found on other types of archaeological support. The research outlines a new vision of the character, autonomous from Dionysus and with a very different role from the subordinate and unregulated one that Athens seems to have assigned to him in vascular iconography.

    New.

    Currency and territorial...

    €33.00

    Currency and territorial identity: from the ancient polis to the medieval civitas, PRIN 2009 project coordinated by Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, edited by Anna Lina Morelli, Erica Filippini, Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria 2016, pp. 334, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

    Semata and Signa. Series of Monetary Iconography Studies, 8.

    Proceedings of the III International Study Meeting of the Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae (Bologna, 12-13 September 2013).

    The volume collects the contributions presented on the occasion of the international conference Money and territorial identity: from the ancient polis to the medieval civitas, held in Bologna on 12 and 13 September 2013. The intent of the publication is to offer an articulated vision on the proposed theme. , through the contributions of specialists from different disciplinary sectors, who offered the starting point for scientific reflections and comparisons. Within the extensive examination proposed, the numismatic documentation was analyzed in a diachronic and diatopic vision, according to the reading method proposed by the LIN project (Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae), which identifies the expression of a communicative language connected to the different cultural, political and ideological contexts from which it springs. In fact, attention was paid to the Greek and Roman world, but also to medieval reality and the dynamics of communication that are its own, identifying aspects of continuity or discontinuity with respect to the previous tradition.

    New.

    From Alessandro Dioscuro to the...

    €25.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, From Alessandro Dioscuro to the principes iuventutis. Dynastic ideology in a numismatic itinerary, Ausilio Editore, Padua 1999, pp. 53-73, richly illustrated, 31 cm, br. and.

    Extract.

    Publication embellished by the author's autograph.

    In perfect condition. Very rare.

    Caltabiano, Money and the...

    €17.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Money and the hierarchical representation of power, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid 2005, pp. 535-543, richly illustrated, 30 cm, br. and.

    Extract.

    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Persian Daricus and Greek...

    €16.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Paola Radici Colace, Persian Daricus and Greek nomism: structural, ideological and functional differences in the light of the Greek lexicon, sn, sl 1989, pp. 213-226, cm 27, br. and.

    Extract.

    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Caltabiano, Communicating...

    €20.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Communicating through images: grammar and syntax of a monetary iconographic lexicon, Italian Numismatic Society, Milan 2004, pp. 11-40, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

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    In perfect condition. Very rare.

    Caltabiano, Berenice II of...

    €22.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Berenice II of Cyrene. The first basileus / woman of the Hellenistic age, Industria Grafica Gaggini-Bizzozero, Lugano 1996, pp. 177-195, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

    Extract.

    In perfect condition. Very rare.

    Caltabiano, Micro-Asian...

    €18.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Micro-Asian counter-brands of the imperial age, Gaggini-Bizzozero Typography, Lugano 1977, pp. 239-255, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

    Extract.

    Notes and underlining with a scholar's pen.

    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Caltabiano, Petelia's Hannibal...

    €18.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Petelia's Hannibal coinage, Gaggini-Bizzozero Typography, Lugano 1976, pp. 85-101, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.

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    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Caltabiano, Note on the Locrian...

    €25.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Note on the Locrese coin Zeus / Roma and Pistis, Edizioni dell'Ateneo & Bizzarri, Rome 1978, pp. 101-116, 1 pl., Cm 23, br. and.

    Extract.

    Bibliographic notes on the front cover.

    In perfect condition. Very rare.

    Caltabiano, Colace, Stateres /...

    €25.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Paola Radici Colace, Stateres / Chreostai in Epicarmo. Considerations on the economic life in Syracuse in the first half of the fifth century. to. C., Edas, Messina 1980, pp. 18, 24 cm, br. and.

    Extract.

    In perfect condition. Very rare.

    Caltabiano, The mysticism and...

    €22.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Mysticism and the political role. The ideology of the knight in the age of Sicilian tyrannies, Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, Rome 2005, pp. 32, richly illustrated, 4 plates, 24 cm, br. and.

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    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Caltabiano, Berenice II. The...

    €16.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Berenice II. The role of a Basilissa revealed by her coins, International Publishing and Polygraphic Institutes, Pisa-Rome 1998, 97-112, 3 tavv., Cm 24, br. and.

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    In perfect condition. Rare.

    Caltabiano, The chronology of...

    €22.00

    Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, The chronology of the municipium of Henna: discrepancy between the numismatic and the historiographical data, Sicania, Messina 1996, pp. 27, 1 pl., Cm 24, br. and.

    Extract.

    In perfect condition. Rare.