Le Buste monétaire

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 750.00 USD
Le Buste monétaire
650.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 12:39UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Bastien, Pierre. LE BUSTE MONÉTAIRE DES EMPEREURS ROMAINS. Wetteren, 1992-94. Three volumes. 4to, original matching red cloth, gilt. 327, (5), 24, 333-768, 45, (3) pages; numerous drawings; 266 plates comprising enlargements of coins and related art objects such as statues, busts, reliefs, engraved gems, ivories and paintings. Near fine. Numismatique romaine: essais, recherches et documents, Vol. XIX. The first comprehensive work devoted to the various elements of the Roman Imperial bust on coins, from Augustus to the end of the Western Empire. Organized into fifty-six chapters, it covers the following design elements: crowns, clothing, weapons, insignia, attributes, postures and gestures. Each element is studied from inception to the end of its evolution, including a discussion of its interpretation, which may vary over time. The painstaking research involved in this landmark work draws on literary sources and on contemporary figurative monuments. An indispensable aid not only to numismatists but also to students of Roman iconography in general. Bastien considered this his most important work and devoted several years of effort to the project, struggling with his deteriorating eyesight while doing so.