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TILL’S 1846 ESSAY ON THE ROMAN DENARIUS

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TILL’S 1846 ESSAY ON THE ROMAN DENARIUS
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Till, William. AN ESSAY ON THE ROMAN DENARIUS, AND ENGLISH SILVER PENNY; SHEWING THEIR DERIVATION FROM THE GREEK DRACHMA OF ÆGINA, AND TRACING THE ENGLISH PENNY THROUGH THE CIVIC AND REGAL STATE OF GREECE, THE CONSULAR AND IMPERIAL STATE OF ROME, THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE, AND THE SAXON, DANISH, AND NORMAN DYNASTIES, UNTIL ITS TERMINATION IN THE ENGLISH SERIES.TO WHICH IS APPENDED A LIST OF ENGLISH AND SCOTCH PENNIES FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE PRESENT TIME, TOGETHER WITH THEIR SEVERAL DEGREES OF RARITY; AND A BRIEF NOTICE OF SUCH NUMISMATIC WORKS AS ARE ADAPTED TO THE USE AND INFORMATION OF COLLECTORS OF COINS AND MEDALS. London, 1846. Third edition. 12mo, later brown quarter calf with marbled boards; spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind; red morocco spine label, gilt. x, 230, (2) pages; 3 woodcut plates and one text illustration. 22 pages of binder’s leaves, with note as to previous ownership. Fine. An attractively bound copy of the rarely seen third edition of this popular work, usually encountered in its 1837 first edition. Pages 114–132 comprise a review of the numismatic literature and is filled with observations of great interest to bibliophiles. Manville 348.