Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain
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Part of New Studies in Archaeology
- Author: John Creighton, University of Reading
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This book deals with Britain in the centuries immediately before the Roman conquest: a period when the first individuals appeared in British history, and when a series of dynasties emerged to take control of much of Southern Britain. Combining archaeological, literary and numismatic evidence, it paints a vivid picture of how people in Late Iron Age Britain reacted to the changing world around them, and how rulers bolstered their power through use of imagery on coins, myths, language, and material culture. It includes illustrations of 246 Iron Age coins and a separate coin index.Read more
- Entirely original and only synthesis of late Iron Age Britain
- No other book pulls together the evidence on early British coinage in an accessible way, and to date all information is in articles, theses or heavyweight catalogues
- Illustrations of 246 Iron Age coins and separate coin index will be useful resource for numismatists
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'This book represents a major shift in interpretation away from the traditional picture … this is a book which will merit much picking over and debate … it is one which could fundamentally change our view of the Late Iron Age and the beginning of Roman Britain.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal
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- Date Published: January 2007
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511034411
- contains: 45 b/w illus. 6 maps 2 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. The Middle to Late Iron Age transition
2. Coin and the representation of individual authority
3. The Southern and Eastern Kingdoms
4. Classical imagery and ideology in Britain
5. The location of Britain in the Roman world
6. Legends and language
7. Dynasties and identities
8. Conclusion and epilogue: from Britain to Britannia.
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