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Mints, Dies and Currency

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Mints, Dies and Currency

[Ed.] Carson, R. A. G. Mints, Dies and Currency. Essays in Memory of Albert Baldwin. London, 1971. 336 pages, 23 plates. Publishers cloth, jacket. The studies assembled in this volume are dedicated to the memory of Albert Baldwin, a professional numismatist whose chief interest lay in helping other numismatists, professionals, students and collectors alike, some of whom record their appreciations here. The contributions, though they are drawn from a wide variety of fields – Greek, Roman, Dark Age, Byzantine, English, Scottish, Irish and European medieval coins, and medals – are all concerned with one or more facets of the theme set out in the title. Within the general concept, the essays deal with a diversity of subjects: the identification of mints, the coinage current in particular periods, the composition of groups of coins in a given series and the establishment of the correct sequence of issues of such groups. They also demonstrate the use of particular numismatic techniques such as die-linking, the analysis of hoards and their statistics, the minute observations of changes in titulature and inscriptions and comparisons of portrait styles.