Manuscript of Roman Coins

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Manuscript of Roman Coins
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[Roman Republican and Imperial Coinage]. MONNAIES ROMAINES I: CONSULAIRES; POMPÉE À NERVA. An anonymous bound manuscript written in French in an unknown but meticulous hand, recording Roman Republican and early Imperial coins in tabular format based on Cohen. Tall 4to, original black cloth, gilt; spine lettered as above. 400 pages, each featuring manuscript listings of Roman coins. Republican section (134 pages) features consuls listed alphabetically, followed by two appendices, and is heavily based on Cohen's work. Imperial section (Monnaies de l'Empire Romain, 1ere Partie, de Pompée à Nerva, pages 135-400) arranged chronologically and based on the first edition of Cohen's work on the Imperial series. Notice and Table written on endpapers. Entries written in ink in a nineteenth-century hand, with occasional annotations in pencil mostly from the 1950s, recording coins in a collection and the dates obtained. Fine. A remarkably detailed manuscript, providing information on legends, types, devices, metals, issuers, etc., largely based on Cohen. The descriptions frequently take up several lines of closely written text, and occasional detailed introductory text is also provided. Whether the unknown author wanted to rewrite Cohen is unclear; what is certain is that at least one future owner saw fit to use it as late as 1961 to record his own collection's holdings.