Larry Gaye submitted these thoughts on The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins, Second Edition by Ras Suarez.
I have to jump on the ERIC II bandwagon because you need one to get it home after your purchase. I bought two copies at the Salem, Oregon's Coin Club's Thanksgiving coin show. Fortunately I had my pack cat with me to assist me in getting my copies to the car. I purchased my copies from Scott & Lisa Loos; they brought six copies and sold out.
What was quite interesting was when I returned home and checked my emails there was my copy of The E-Sylum with Paul DiMarzio's review. "ERIC II", "The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins II" is a most excellent and much needed book for anyone interested in Roman and Byzantine coinage. Because of the sheer size of the book it is most aptly titled as an encyclopedia rather than as a handbook. Thanks Ras for your hard work and wonderful photography.
One of the copies will go to a local coin shop I work part time at and will become an important part of their library. I very much believe we are in the golden age of numismatics from the standpoint of new books being published, information on the internet, and the ability of numismatists to communicate and be a part of a community.
A few of us were shooting the bull at the shop and agree it's a great time to collect coins and the books that help us understand, enjoy and share knowledge. Cheers to all.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BOOK REVIEW: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS, SECOND EDITION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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