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Cohen on Roman Republican Coins

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Cohen on Roman Republican Coins
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Cohen, H. DESCRIPTION GÉNÉRALE DES MONNAIES DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE ROMAINE COMMUNÉMENT APPELÉES MÉDAILLES CONSULAIRES. Paris, 1857. Two volumes. 4to, contemporary matching brown half morocco, gilt; spines with four raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; marbled endpapers; all page edges marbled. (2), xliv, 359, (1) pages; 75 fine engraved plates by Dardel depicting coins. Binding a bit worn, but sound; spine somewhat rubbed; some foxing to both text and plates. Very good or better. The classic work. Engraved by Dardel, the finely executed plates are still an excellent attribution aid. Rare. Babelon 146: “Cohen never tried to be ‘scientific’ but, rather, simply precise, and it is thanks to this that he did such a great service to science, publishing valuable coin descriptions.” Ex RBW Library.