Book Series The Numismatic Studies, vol. 39

Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276

George C. Watson

  • Pages: 588 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:106 b/w, 79 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2019

  • ISBN: 978-0-89722-358-4
  • Hardback
  • Available


The chief aim of the book is to address the system of coin production in the regions of Pamphylia, Pisidia and Cilicia during the third century AD. As in much of the Roman East, cities in these regions produced their own bronze coinage, but that this was in some respects collaboratively achieved is shown by the use of the same obverse dies by two or more cities, as well as the appearance of the same engraving style in multiple cities. The most comprehensive study of these phenomena to date is the work of Konrad Kraft, Das System der kaiserzeitlichen Münzprägung in Kleinasien, which was published posthumously in 1972. The book not only examines these questions in an area which was not explored in detail by Kraft, but also radically reappraises his conclusions and opens up new avenues of investigation. 

Winner of the 2021 Gilljam Prize, Royal Numismatic Society 

Shortlisted for the 2021 Collier Prize, American Numismatic Society 


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Numismatic Introduction
Chapter 3: Shared Dies and Stylistic Similarities
Chapter 4: The Production Process
Chapter 5: Influence of the Engraver Workshops: Types and Denominations
Chapter 6: Influence of the Engraver Workshops: Rhythm and Volume of Production
Chapter 7: Towards a Regional Geography
Chapter 8: Conclusion

Appendix 1: Catalogue of Coins
Appendix 2: Coins Not Included in the Catalogue
Appendix 3: Statistical Calculations
Appendix 4: Concordances