New articles by specialists on the coinage of the years of chaos and insecurity following Julius Caesar's death, using coins of rival warlords to understand the period from contemporary evidence.
Anton Powell (1947-2020) Kathryn Welch Introduction and Acknowledgements Anton Powell and Andrew Burnett 1 Coin types as political topoi: the paradoxical proximity of numismatic discourses during the Civil Wars of the late Roman Republic (44-29 BC), Raphaelle Laignoux 2 Mark Antony and the bronze revolution in the East, Lucia F. Carbone 3 Scipio and Cato in 47-46 BC: ideals and expectations seen through coins, Claudia Devoto and Barbara Spigola 4 Quintus Cornuficius, heir of the 'Africana causa'? The testimony of coins, Guillaume de Meritens de Villeneuve 5 Sextus Pompey, Scylla and south Italy, David J. Wright 6 A place for peace in a time of war, Hannah Cornwell 7 The significance of imagery in coin hoards from the time of the Roman revolution: reflections on the aurei deposit from Martigues, Arnaud Suspene and Jean Chausserie-Lapree 8 The SC coinage and the role of the Senate under Augustus, Amy Russell 9 Money, media and cultural memory under Augustus, Clare Rowan 10 Re-examining the design types of the renewed college of moneyers in c. 19 BC, David Woods 11 Augustus as eagle: analysing a symbol of Augustan coinage, Ben Greet Index
Anton Powell has written, and edited, extensively on the history of Sparta, Athens - and the literature of the Roman Revolution. His monograph Virgil the Partisan (CPW, 2008) was awarded the prize of the American Vergilian Society for 'the book that makes the greatest contribution toward our understanding and appreciation of Vergil'. He has twice been Invited Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, in 2006 for Greek history and in 2008 for Latin literature. Anton Powell died in 2020 and this was one of the last books that he edited. Andrew Burnett CBE FBA is honorary professor of University College London and the President of the Royal Numismatic Society, UK. He was Deputy Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2013, President of the Roman Society (2008-2012) and of the International Numismatic Commission (1997-2003). He is one of the founding editors of the international series, Roman Provincial Coinage.