ancient historians; economic historians; numismatists and coin collectors.
Edited by W. V. Harris, Shepherd Professor of History, Columbia University
"Monetary Systems serves as an excellent overview of the most interesting topics in ancient monetary history today and provides a valuable contribution to our understanding of the economic history of the ancient world in general." - Darel Tai Engen, EH.Net
"the book represents a well thought out and balanced piece of work. Its controversial character precisely reflects the modern state of affairs in the study of ancient monetary history, but with its appearance, we have undoubtedly moved much closer to the correct understanding of what ancient money was." - Sergei A. Kovalenko, Ancient West & East
1: John Kroll: The Monetary Use of Weighed Bullion in Archaic Greece
2: David M. Schaps: What Was Money in Ancient Greece and Rome?
3: Richard Seaford: Money and Tragedy
4: Edward E. Cohen: The Elasticity of the Money-Supply at Athens
5: J. G. Manning: Coinage as `Code' in Ptolemaic Egypt
6: David B. Hollander: The Demand for Money in the Late Roman Republic
7: David Kessler & Peter Temin: Money and Prices in the Early Roman Empire
8: Elio Lo Cascio: The Function of Gold Coinage in the Monetary Economy of the Roman Empire
9: W. V. Harris: The Nature of Roman Money
10: Jean Andreau: The Use and Survival of Coins and of Gold and Silver in the Vesuvian Cities
11: Constantina Katsari: The Monetization of the Roman Frontier Provinces: A Quantitative Revision
12: Walter Scheidel: The Divergent Evolution of Coinage in Eastern and Western Eurasia