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The Berlin Corpus Reprint

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The Berlin Corpus Reprint
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Imhoof-Blumer, F. [editor]. DIE ANTIKEN MÜNZEN NORD-GRIECHENLANDS... Reprint. Bologna: Forni, 1977. Four volumes as published in five, complete. Tall 4to, original matching blue cloth, gilt. 1954 pages; 84 plates. Previous owner’s bookplate. Near fine. Best described in Clain-Stefanelli’s Numismatics--An Ancient Science (pages 42-43): “Inspired by Theodor Mommsen’s idea of creating an extensive work on Greek coins as a companion to the ‘Corpus of Latin Inscriptions,’ the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin assigned to Imhoof-Blumer the direction of Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands. Such a corpus was intended to supersede all publications on the subject by describing every known coin type of each city or province within a chronological sequence, with full attention given to all available source material. This dream of a corpus of all ancient Greek coins seems to have haunted numismatists since the early 16th century, when Wolfgang Lazius first proposed such a work. Sets of the reprint of this important work are difficult to locate. Clain-Stefanelli 1806*, 2305*, 2368*, 2417*, 2418* and 2678. Daehn 3247, 3614, 3620 and 3621.