Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 16 March 2010
If, like me, you have picked up a few ancient coins here and there and are wondering if it is something you should develop, this book is for you. Providing an introduction to collecting ancient coins- what and where to buy, how much to pay, how to keep them looking good, and how to spot fakes - as well as a full overview of the main categories of ancient coins, this book is an invaluable resource. After reading it, coin catalogues started to make a lot more sense to me and I became better at judging what makes a coin worth buying. This book is also the first of a series, the others examining each geographical region for ancient coins in greater depth. With many coin books being extremely expensive, I recommend Ancient Coin Collecting as containing all the information a beginner will need in an easy-to-read and stimulating format.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 December 2007
I'm sure it is a very good book.

In fact I ordered one as long ago as September, and was initially told it would be available in November. It seems that it must now be available. But not for me !

Now I'm told that I will not get mine until after Christmas. Meanwhile, Amazon concentrate their efforts into sending me lots of emails recommending books I don't particularly want that they have specially selected for me.

This is an excellent book. This is the book that I have in fact selected to receive. Thank you, Amazon. I thought that if I ordered it in September it would be in time for me to get it from someone as a Christmas present. This has all been very helpful.

44 Comments| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 November 2009
I had never before collected Greek coins.

I had the Wayne Swayles Vol 111 on the Roman world . but I found it light. It's actual talk about emperors and their coins practically non-existant.
I didn't pick up from that that Commodus was the first to have a "Nobilitis " reverse or that Domtian had a thing about Minerva...ie stuff like that or the interesting Gallienus reverses etc. You know coin lore...
You know Julius Ceasar Elephant/sacred implements was struck ( apparently0 to pay the troops about the timw he crossed the Rubicon...but you wouldn't know thAT OR GET THE ARGUMENTS PRO OR CON FROM HIS BOOKS.
I thought the Greek would be more illuminating . I didn't know anything..it wasn't really very good for anything.
Very disapointing ...the guy MUST know a lot but doesn't share his knowledge in books.
Very lightweight.
Don't buy the books unless you are desperate.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 May 2013
Very informative.Contains the information I was looking for well set out, and very helpful for the novice collector. I have bought other volumes in the same series.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 April 1998
If you are as fascinated with ancients as I am, you MUST have this book. You will love how easy it is to read and you will constantly refer back to it.
11 Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)