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The Second Edition of Gronovius on Sestertii

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The Second Edition of Gronovius on Sestertii
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Gronovius, Joh. Fredericus. DE SESTERTIIS SEU SUBSECIVORUM PECUNIAE VETERIS GRAECAE & ROMANAE LIBRI IV... Amstelodami: Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1656. Small 8vo [16.5 by 10.5 cm], contemporary full vellum, both sides bordered and embossed with a decorative central device. (24), 915, (41) pages; title printed in red and black; woodcut device on title; woodcut headpieces, tailpiece and initials. Front cover discolored: probably an old wax stain. Very good or better, overall. The second edition of this scholarly treatise on ancient money, first published in 1643. Considerably more rare than the 1691 third edition. Babelon 90: “Extensive knowledge and well-reasoned criticism are in abundance in De sestertiis, by Johann Frederik Gronovius (b. Hamburg 1611 † Leiden 1674), published in 1643. It contains a detailed study of both coin inscriptions and the ancients’ method of counting money, and is still consulted by modern scholars.” Dekesel G162. Hirsch 53. Lipsius 161.