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Barth’s 1838 Work on the Aes Coinage, with Exceptional Plates

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Barth’s 1838 Work on the Aes Coinage, with Exceptional Plates
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Barth, C.W. DAS RÖMISCHE ASS UND SEINE THEILE, IN ABBILDUNGEN. Leipzig, 1838. Small 4to, contemporary light blue boards. Lithographed title; 24 pages; 6 finely lithographed plates of Italian cast coins. Some light spotting; near fine. While not a major work on the subject, the six plates are a good example of just how attractive early lithographic plates of coins can be. The unsigned artist did an outstanding job rendering the coins so that they appear to be three-dimensional. Leitzmann 7. Mommsen/Blacas cxviii: “Cet ouvrage contient les pesées d’un certain nombre de pièces de cuivre coulées appartenant à l‘auteur.” Ex Kolbe Sale 14 (1983), lot 58. Ex RBW Library.