List of Common References & Abbreviations used on WildWinds and other Numismatic Works

General Acronyms
NISC Not In the Standard Catalogs
cf compare to; i.e. as the listing for that coin, but should have its own listing; for example, cf a drachm type reference for a hemidrachm of the same design.
ff and following = as this reference and those following it.
v or var variation from that in the reference; for example, a different legend, unlisted mintmark or officina, different reverse.
BOOKS AND REFERENCES
Type FindersAnson, Leo. Three volumes listed by reverse type (with index) to help identify Greek coins. The available books of series, sadly never completed, comprises of these volumes:
List of Greek numis. worksList of Greek numismatic works with links, at snible.org
AMNG Die Antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands
Volume I (Dacia and Moesia) as pdf at archive.org
Volume III (Macedonia and Paeonia) as pdf at archive.org
A concordance list between the plate images of Volumes I and I/II to the catalog numbers, compiled by Pete Burbules.
Babelon Ernest Babelon, Description historique et chronologique des monnaies de la République romaine , 2 volumes.
Available on archive.org.
1885-86
BMC Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, 6 volumes:
  • ... Vol 1: Augustus to Vitellius (1923)
  • ... Vol 2: Vespasian to Domitian (1930
  • ... Vol 3: Nerva to Hadrian (1936) (pdf from the Indian National Library.
  • ... Vol 4: Antoninus Pius to Commodus (1940)
  • ... Vol 5: Pertinax to Elagabalus (1950)
  • ... Vol 6:Severus Alexander to Pupienus (1963)
1923-1963
BMCGreek Coins in the British Museum, 27 volumes. British Museum. Most in downloadable pdf format at archive.org etc.1873-1910
BoehringerBoehringer, Coins of Syracuse. A collector has put together a list of coins with images according to Boehringer: Download from the wildwinds server 1929
BopOsmund Bopearachchi, Monnaies Gréco-Bactriennes et Indo-Grecques.1991
Calciati or CNSR. Calciati, Corpus Nummorum Siculorum (I, II, III), Milano/Mortara1983-7
CekaCeka, H., Questions de numismatique illyrienne. State University, Tirana1972
ChaixChaix, Eugčne: Description de onze cents monnaies impériales grecques et coloniales latines (Descriptions of 1100 Roman Provincial and Colonial coins, in French). PDF at archive.org
ClerkMG Clerk, Catalogue of the Coins of the Achaean League
PDF at archive.org
1895
Cohen Description Historique des Monnaies frappees sous L'Empire Romain, communement appelees Medailles Imperiales - 8 volumes. Online as pdfs at archive.org and viewable at the links below:
  • Vol 1: Pompey to Domitian - Online
  • Vol 2: Nerva to Antoninus Pius - Online
  • Vol 3: Marcus Aurelius to Clodius Albinus - Online
  • Vol 4: Septimius Severus to Maximinus Thrax - Online
  • Vol 5: Gordian I to Valerian II - Online
  • Vol 6: Macrianus to Diocletian & Maximianus - Online
  • Vol 7: Carausius to Constantine & sons - Online
  • Vol 8: Nepotian to Romulus Augustus, plus tesserae & cotorniates - Online
1880-1888
CNG
Classical Numismatic Group
For unlisted coins sold by CNG, I have used their auction and lot number as reference until an "official" reference is published or found.various
Cr, Craw
Crawford
Michael Crawford, The Roman Republican Coinage, 2 volumes.1974
CSE Arthur Houghton, Coins of the Seleucid Empire1974
Cunetio E. Besley & R. Bland. The Cunetio Treasure. 1983
Göbl
or Goebl
Robert Göbl, numerous works, e.g. corpus of the coinages of Valerian I, Gallienus, Saloninus, etc. .1989
GroseSee McClean, below1923
Harl Michael Harlan, Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins.1995
Hendin David Hendin, Guide to Biblical Coins. 1996
HNBarclay Head, Historia Numorum 1911
HunterG. Macdonald, Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Collection, University of Glasgow, 3 volumes 1899
ImhoofImhoof-Blumer, Various useful books from this prolific author including Monnaies Grčcques; Kleinasiatische Münzen; Flussgötter (River gods); Griechische Münzen and others. Most available from archive.orgvar. years
JenkinsG.K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, Coins of Greek Sicily, Coins of Gela, Coins of Punic Sicily and others. var. years
Köln (Koeln) A. Geissen, Katalog Alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln (Cologne), 5 volumes. 1974-1983
Kurth D. Kurth, Demos, Ancient Coins depicting Demos, available on lulu.com $152010
Lindgren Lindgren & Frank Kovacs, Ancient Bronze Coins Of Asia Minor And The Levant From The Lindgren Collection, also Lindgren II and Lindgren III.1985
LRBC R.A. Carson, Late Roman Bronze Coinage. 1990
MayJ.M.F.May, Several books, incl. The Coinage of Demastion and the Lesser Coinages of the Illyro-Paeonian Region; Coinage of the Lycian League etc.1939
McClean (aka Grose)S.W. Grose, The McClean Collection of Greek Coins (3 volumes). Available as pdfs at scribd.com and other places. 1923
Megaw M. Megaw, Diadumenian, Provincial Coinage, available on lulu.com2010
Mesh Y. Meshorer, Ancient Jewish Coinage, 2 volumes1992
Milne J. G. Milne, A Catalog of Alexandrian Coinage in the Ashmolean Museum.1933
MionnetTéodore Edme Mionnet, Description de médailles antiques, grecques et romaines, avec leur degré de rarite et leur estimation 16 volumes (incl. 6 supplements and plates volumes). Online as pdfs at archive.org1830
MIGMitchiner, Michael B. Indo-Greek And Indo-Scythian Coinage. 9 volumes. 1975-76
Moushmov Nikola Moushmov, Ancient Coins of the Balkan Peninsula, (in Bulgarian). The Wildwinds Moushmov Section. 1912
MuellerL. Mueller, Die Muenzen des Thracischen Koenigs Lysimachus; Coinage of Alexander III etc. Available for all on google books.1858
NCNumismatic Chronicle, published annually by the Royal Numismatic Society. Links to older editions 1836-1899 and most later ones to 1940 are available from the Indian Central Archaeological Library . Enter "Numismatic Chronicle" into the search field. You will see 20 pages of 5 volumes per page. Note that the list is not in chronological order !.since 1836
Normanby R. Bland & A. Burnett (Ed.). The Normanby Hoard and other Roman Coin Hoards.1988
PegasiRomolo Calciati, Pegasi, 2 volumes 1989
PozziJacob Hirsch, Monnaies Grecques Antiques, Collection Prof. S. Pozzi1920 (reprinted 1966)
Price M.J.Price, The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philipp Arridaeus. 2 volumes 1991
RavelOscar Ravel, Les "Poulains" de Corinthe, 2 volumes1936
Rec.Gen.Waddington, Babelon & Reinach, Recueil General des Monnaies Greques d'Asie Mineure,commencé par William Henry Waddington, Continué et Completé par Ernest Babelon et Theodore Reinach.
Online at Virginia University also at the French National Digital Library
Also, Volume 1, part 1 (Pontus and Paphlagonia) or
Different Scans on archive.org.
Volume 1, part 2 (Bithynia: to Juliopolis) on archive.org
For Volume 1, part 3 (Nicaea and Nicomedia), see scribd.com or T. Verspag's page mentioned above.
Volume 1, part 4 (Prusa, Prusias, Tius) on archive.org
1872
RIC Mattingly, Harold, Sydenham, et al, The Roman Imperial Coinage, 10 Volumes. Most of these are now available online as pdfs.
  • Vol 1: Augustus to Vitellius (1984)
  • Vol 2: Vespasian to Hadrian (1926; 2007)
  • Vol 3: Antoninus Pius to Commodus (1930)
  • Vol 4: [3 parts]Pertinax to Uranius Antoninus (1936)
  • Vol 5: [2 parts] Valerian to Ammandus: (1927)
  • Vol 6: Diocletian to Maximinus(1967)
  • Vol 7: Constantine and Licinius(1966)
  • Vol 8: Family of Constantine (1981)
  • Vol 9: Valentinian to Theodosius I (1951)
  • Vol 10: Divided Empire and Fall of the Western Parts
(1984-2007)
RPC Roman Provincial Coinage
  • Vol I: Julio-Claudian Period (1992)
  • Vol II: The Flavians (1999)
  • Vol III: Nerva-Hadrian (2016)
  • Vol IV: The Antonines - Online at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2006)
  • Vol IX: Trajan Decius and family. (2016)
  • Other volumes are in preparation
1992-
RSC
or Seaby
H.A. Seaby, Roman Silver Coinage, 5 Volumes.
  • Vol 1: Republic to Augustus (1978)
  • Vol 2: Tiberius to Commodus (1979)
  • Vol 3: Pertinax to Balbinus and Pupienus (1982)
  • Vol 4: Gordian III to Postumus (1982)
  • Vol 5: Carausius to Romulus Augustus, (C.E.King & David Sear) (1987)
1978-1987
RouvierRouvier, J. Numismatique des Villes de Phénicie (Numismatics of Phoenician Cities) originally published in Journal International d'Archéologie Numismatique Vol. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (1899-1903) and partially in Revue Numismatique. 4e sér. 2 (1898) and Revue Biblique Internationale 8 (1899). Please see T. Verspag's page (link above) for the appropriate links.2008
Rutter or HN ItalyRutter, N.K., Historia Numorum Italy British Museum Press, reprinted 2001
RuzickaLeon Ruzicka, The Coinage of Serdica (English translation) PDF at Helvetica's pdf page.. This page is password-protected to prevent Chinese theft. Please contact Dane for access information. Dane reserves the right to refuse access and for security reasons does not send the information to yahoo, hotmail, aol or bt-internet addresses..
The Coinage of Pautalia (in German)
2008
Sear
or RCV
David R. Sear, Roman Coins and Their Values.
  • 4th edition (1984)
  • 5th edition, Vol 1: Republic to the Flavians (2000)
  • 5th edition, Vol 2: Nerva to Severus Alexander (2002)
  • 5th edition, Vol 3: Maximinus I to Carinus (2005)
  • 5th edition, Vol 4: The Constantinian family (2009-2010)
  • 5th edition, Vol 5: Late Constantinians to end of Roman Imperial period (2015).
2000-2015
SB David R. Sear, Byzantine Coins & Their Values.<1987>
SG David R. Sear, Greek Coins & Their Values, 2 Volumes: Vol 1: Europe; Vol 2: Asia and Afria1978-1979
SGI David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins & Their Values.1982
SNG ANSSylloge Nummorum Graecorum American Numismatic Society
SNG BNSylloge Nummorum Graecorum Cabinet des Médailles, Banque Nationale de Paris.various
SNG Cop Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Danish National Museum, Copenhagen
  • Vol 1: Italy - Sicily (1981)
  • Vol 2: Thrace & Macedonia (1982)
  • Vol 3: Greece: Thessaly to Aegean Islands (1982)
  • Vol 4: Bosporus to Lesbos (1982)
  • Vol 5: Ionia, Caria and Lydia (1982)
  • Vol 6: Phrygia to Cilicia (1982)
  • Vol 7: Cyprus to India (1982)
  • Vol 8: Egypt, North Africa, Spain and Gaul (1982)
1981-1982
SNG FitzSylloge Nummorum Graecorum the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
SNG HelSylloge Nummorum Graecorum Helsinki (aka SNG Keckman)
SNG IsSylloge Nummorum Graecorum Israel, aka Spaer
SNG vASNG von Aulock. Originally 18 volumes, reprinted in 1987 as 4 hardbound volumes. In German.
  • Volume I: Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Mysia, Troas, Aeolis, Lesbos, Ionia
  • Volume II: Caria, Lydia, Phrygia, Lycia, Pamphylia
  • Volume III: Pisidia, Lycaonia, Cilicia, Galatia, Cappadocia, Cyprus, Imperial Cistophoris, Postumus Lysimachus and Alexander Tetradrachms
  • Volume IV: Supplement
1987
Spijkerman (Spij)A. Spijkerman, The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia.1978
SvoronosJ.N.Svoronos. Numerous works including Ta Nomismata tou Kratous ton Ptolemaion (Ptolemaic Coinage) - Online at www.coin.com1908
Syd E.A.Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic.1952
Syd E.A.Sydenham, The Coinage of Caesarea in Cappadocia
Note: This very useful book can still be purchased for $25 from Allen Berman Books
.
1933, repr. 1978
ThompsonM. Thompson, The Mints of Lysimachus, Essays in Greek Coinage presented to Stanley Robinson, Oxford 1968
WacksMel Wacks Handbook of Biblical Numismatics Online at the ANS2001
Weber L. Forrer, The Weber Collection of Greek Coins, 4 volumes. 1922
Wiczay Musei Hedervarii numos antiquos graecos et latinos descripsit (in Latin) (in Latin). This is the book referred to as Mus. Hed. in Mionnet, for example.1814
Wruck W. Wruck, Die Syrische Provinzialpragung von Augustus bis Traian1931
VanMeter, VM David VanMeter, A Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins. But see the Corrections 1991
VarbanovIvan Varbanov, Bulgarian version (2002) and English version, 3 volumes Greek Imperial Coins2005
VecchiVecchi, ItaloItalian Cast Coinage2014
Vlasto Ravel, Oscar E, Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto.1977
ZieglerRuprecht Ziegler, Münzen Kilikiens aus kleinen deutschen Sammlungen and other works.1989
OthersThere are a large number of other very useful catalogs and reference works by numerous authors, e.g. Dalaison, Hoover, Butcher, Armstrong etc. In addition, for unpublished types, I often use the sellers sale and lot number1989
BibliographyA large bibliography at ancientcoinage.com
CorrectionsCorrigenda for some standard numismatic references
E-Sylum Coinbooks.org and subscribe to their E-Sylum Newsletter
ANS In March 2015 the ANS came to an agreement with Hathitrust to upload the ANS journals and most NNM and NS articles on condition that these must be made freely available to everyone. These include articles written by some of the greatest numismatists from the past 70 years - Noe, Metcalf, Thompson (including the 2 volumes of "New Style Tetradrachms"), Bellinger, Newell, Castelin etc.
List of the 540 items.
An xls list of numbers, titles and links to the "Numismatic Notes and Monographs" and "Numismatic Studies".. IMPORTANT: If your version of Excel shows the links as direct links, DO NOT USE THE LINK BY SIMPLY CLICKING ON IT as this can cause an error if it has split into two lines in Excel. Mark the complete link (without words such as "bundled" etc), press CTRL C (copy to memory), open your browser and press CTRL V (insert from memory) into the address line.
VariousA member of the Forum Ancient Coins found a website with numerous useful numismatic books including several listed above (RIC, BMC Greek etc) on this page. Use the search terms Coins or Coinage, for example.

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