This catalogue completes the publication of the great eighteenth-century collection of William Hunter in Glasgow University, an important stage in the British SNG project. It illustrates the remaining 2581 Roman provincial coins produced in the East from Cyprus to Egypt, about half of which were produced at Alexandria.
For over three hundred years the Roman Empire had no uniform standardized 'Euro'. In addition to the Roman Imperial coins, hundreds of provincial cities stamped symbols of their own cultural identity and civic pride on the coins they issued for local use. The coins published in this substantial volume offer a wealth of information about many aspects of local life in that period, including religion, architecture and administration.
Part I (978-0-19-726282-5; 2004) published the coins issued in the West and Asia Minor.