Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-90-429-2137-5 Pages: XVI-192 p. Price: 87 EURO
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The book deals with the numismatic collection of one of Russia's principal musea, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Created initially as Moscow University Museum it houses various archaeological collections, plaster casts and antiquities as well as coins and medals. The numismatic collection of the Pushkin Museum is one of the oldest in Russia. It has been built up since the middle of the 18th century, and, along with those of the State Historical Museum in Moscow and the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, is now one of the biggest in the country.
Greek and Roman coins form an important part of the numismatic material stored in the Museum. This book provides a detailed description of almost 2000 coins struck in the Greek cities of the Northern Black Sea Littoral between the end of the 6th century BC and the 4th century AD. Descriptions are given according to the format of the Sylloge series initiated by the British Academy in the last century. Each coin is illustrated. The catalogue contains many rare pieces and for the first time makes this material available to Western scholars. A brief history of the collection is provided.