When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics with Frank Holt

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 04 March 2022

When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics by Frank Holt explores the history of coins from their first invention in ancient Lydia, all the way up to cryptocurrency and the future of coinage. Though coins may seem mundane and the sort of thing that you carry around in great numbers and yet hardly ever look at, they are actually like an encyclopedia of world history. I have become very interested over the years in how much historical information can be derived from examining coins. The study of coins and the curation of coins is called numismatics, and so the book covers both the history of money in general, coins in particular, and the history of the study of coins from ancient times. Coins were studied almost as soon as they were invented down to our own day.

— FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK —
Coinage–it is one of the most successful and consistent technologies ever invented. Nothing else we still use in everyday life has a history quite like it. Look around at all the things that would bewilder a Greek, Roman, or Renaissance ancestor; then, dig into your purse or pocket for that one artifact that they would immediately recognize as part of their world. Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins–one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities.

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The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World https://www.amazon.com/Treasures-Alexander-Great-Onassis-Hellenic/dp/0199950962
Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan https://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Golden-King-Afghanistan/dp/0520273427/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2K4YL14MPF2J2&keywords=holt+lost+world&qid=1645455803&s=books&sprefix=holt+lost+world%2Cstripbooks%2C69&sr=1-1
Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions https://www.amazon.com/Alexander-Mystery-Elephant-Medallions-Hellenistic/dp/0520244834/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MZ5GIQCWO46T&keywords=holt+elephant+medallions&qid=1645455863&s=books&sprefix=holt+elephant+mnedallions%2Cstripbooks%2C64&sr=1-

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:39 What is When Money Talks About?
4:41 Do you Look at Coins Globally or One Particular Region?
11:04 Who Did You Decide to Write This Book?
18:23 Did You Find Anything Particularly Exciting or Interesting While Researching for the Book?
22:30 Do You Have A Favourite Coin?
24:30 Do Falsified Coins Come Up Often?
28:37 Collaboration Between Numismatists and Archaeologists
32:40 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
The Invention of the First Coinage in Ancient Lydia https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1793/the-invention-of-the-first-coinage-in-ancient-lydi/
Coinage https://www.worldhistory.org/coinage/
Numismatics https://www.worldhistory.org/Numismatics/
Ancient Greek Coinage https://www.worldhistory.org/Greek_Coinage/
Roman Coinage https://www.worldhistory.org/Roman_Coinage/

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— ATTRIBUTIONS —
The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:
https://www.ancientlyre.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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