Svoronos and Pick's Les Monnaies d'Athènes

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Svoronos and Pick's Les Monnaies d'Athènes
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Svoronos, Jean N., and Behrend Pick. TRÉSOR DE LA NUMISMATIQUE GRECQUE ANCIENNE: LES MONNAIES D'ATHÈNES. Reprint. London: Spink, 2012. Folio, original maroon cloth, gilt. (4), xix leaves, printed on rectos only; 114 high-quality halftone plates depicting 4671 coins. As new. The limited edition Spink reprint of the rare 1923-26 original. A faithful reproduction of the author's most important work. Svoronos had secured the collaboration of many of the principal numismatists of the day in order to "publish in full and according to a scientific ranking the rich treasure, largely unreported, contained in public and private collections around the world, by the efforts of a single generation of collectors." He researched the holdings of some sixty public and private collections over a period of several years. After his death, the work was brought to publication by Behrend Pick. Clain-Stefanelli 2524*. Daehn 4122. Grierson 61. Kroh 36 (four stars) and page 37 (five stars): "This is indubitably the most useful reference on Athenian coins ever published as it includes illustrations (from casts) of every coin known (usually with their weights in grammes) that was in all known public or private collections at the time, from 'owls' through the Imperial period. ... There were only 500 copies of the originals printed and they are extremely rare and virtually unobtainable. ... Essential!" Only 50 copies of this high-quality reprint were prepared.