Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins

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The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, the symbols depicted on coins offered a medium for communication, propaganda, and historical archiving. This work hypothesizes that astronomical symbols on ancient and medieval coins were often used as a way to record actual celestial events. The author provides more than 550 figures and line drawings of coins, maps, and astronomical ...

Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins 2012, McFarland & Co Inc, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786469154

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Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins 2007, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786431786

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