ewomack Posted July 24, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 24, 2022 (edited) Byzantine coins have always carried only peripheral interest for me, but recently something in my gut has compelled me to learn more. Perhaps my recent purchase of the book "Byzantine & Renaissance Philosophy" sparked a long dormant neuron? Where does one start down this gilded and mosiaced road? I did see a Sear book from 1996 called "Byzantine Coins and their Values" ( a 2021 2nd edition exists) and Volume V of the Sayles series, "The Romaion/Byzantine Culture," seems potentially relevant. I also see the tempting 2015 "The Beginner's Guide to Identifying Byzantine Coins" by Fitts. Having browsed acres of Byzantine coins online, I'm particularly interested in their grading and condition criteria. It looks like the standards of medieval coinage may also apply to Byzantine coinage to a degree. It appears one should expect some roughness from even nice specimens. As far as reading about Byzantium itself, I see quite a few histories out there, but does anyone have any particular recommendations? I have read some very (very very) high level history of Byzantium, but not nearly enough. Edited July 24, 2022 by ewomack 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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