Richard Reece, Roman coins and archaeology, Collected papers, Moneta 32,
364 pages, maps, graphics, 80 euro
Richard Reece first worked on Roman coins as a schoolboy of 16 and his
first publications of coins from an excavation were those of a student (of
Biochemistry). As a teacher of Chemistry he worked on the 56,000 coins from
the Roman shore-fort at Richborough in Kent (UK). Then as teacher of
Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology in London from 1970 to 1999 he
worked on a series of studies of Roman coins from excavations in Britain
and abroad. Many of these papers were published in conference volumes, in
Festschriften, or in British periodicals which are not always available today.
Over the years he has developed a method of looking at coins found on
excavations so that the coins have become an essential part of
archaeological analysis. But the study has also involved looking at the
coins themselves in an effort to extract the maximum information from them.
The methods have changed and developed over time so it was thought a good
idea to gather together some of the most useful papers so that those newly
interested in Roman coinage could read the papers together and those who
had already read some papers could fill in the gaps.
The book contains 38 papers published from 1971 to 1999.
Richard Reece was teacher of Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology in
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