Author: Augustus Spijkerman
Editor: Michele Piccirillo
Publisher: Franciscan Printing Press, Jerusalem, 1978
Historical and geographical introductions by M. Piccirillo.
Soft cover; XVI-322 pages; 82 plates.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 x 1.25 inches
In excellent condition.
Out of Print; Scarce.
A must have work for anyone interested in the study of Judean and Roman provincial coinage of the Holy Land.
About the Author:
Fr. Augustus Spijkerman, a Dutch numismatist, worked as curator of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Museum until his sudden death on June 23, 1973. It is to him, the museum owes its specialization in numismatics and the coinage of the Roman period found in the cities of Palestine, the Decapolis and the Province of Arabia.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Dennis Kroh in his work “Ancient Coin Reference Reviews”: "Fr. Augustus Spijkerman's posthumous work, "The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia" (Jerusalem, 1978), is a great catalogue of city-coins of Judaea in the Museum of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem, many of which were previously unpublished types. It also features much historical documentation and the best bibliography of any work of its kind. 322 pages of text and 82 excellent plates including many illustration of ancient sites. Elusive, it can be found for $80-100 or so. (1993)"
The Cities of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia
Catalogue of the City-Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia:
Index I - VI