The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia

The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia


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P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
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 $75.00 
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.

Reviews:

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of city-coins of Judaea in the Museum of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem, many of which were previously unpublished types.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)"

Contents:

Preface

The Cities of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia

Catalogue of the City-Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia:

Abila

Adraa

Bostra

Canata

Canatha

Capitolias

Charach Moba

Dium

Esbous

Gadara

Gerasa

Hippum

Medaba

Nysa

Scythopolis

Pella

Petra

Philadelphia

Philippopolis

Rabbath Moba

Index I - VI

Plates 1-82