Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10721401T11404GREEK AND ROMAN NUMISMATICSCompulsory486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course deals with establishment of coinage in the Greek and Roman World and the development of coin-types
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cumhur Tanrıver
Learning Outcomes
1 Students will be able to identify coins of Greek city states
2 Students will be able to follow the devolopment of Greek coins
3 Students will be able to follow the historical development of Roman coins
4 Students will be able to distinguish Roman coins according to Emperors
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In the course we will research the development of coinage in the time period between the earliest years of coinage in Lydia and the end of the Roman Empire. The first part of the course deals with the first coins, coin-types of Greek cities and the coinage of the Hellenistic kingdoms. In the second part, course covers the development and the characteristics of the Roman imperial coins. Especially coinage of Augustus, Traianus, Hadrianus,Severus Alexander, Gallienus and Constantinus Magnus are carefully examined.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction of the course and related toolsAnalysis of the course content
1The discovery of the coins and first Lydian coinsC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
2Important coins of Western AnatoliaC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
3The first coins of the Greek city-statesC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
4Coins of the cities in Southern Italy (Magna Graecia)C. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
5Alliance coins in GreeceC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
6Macedonian coins in Hellenistic periodC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
7Midterm examination
8Coins of the Hellenistic kingdoms of AnatoliaC. M. Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976; G. K. Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, 1990; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum, 1887
9Propaganda types in Roman imperial coinsM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
10Personifications in Roman imperial coinsM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
11Architectural types in Roman imperial coinsM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
12God and goddes in Roman imperial coins and other typesM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
13Coins of Augustus, Traianus and HadrianusM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
14Coins of Severus Alexander, Gallienus and Constantinus MagnusM. Hirmer, Die römische Münze,1973; C. H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, 1974; H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
15Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
• I.Carradice-M.Price, Coinage in the Greek World, London, 1988 • M.Hirmer-C.M.Kraay, Greek Coins, London, 1966 • C.M.Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, London, 1976 • Imhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, Vol.I-II, Vienna, 1902 • G.K.Jenkins, Ancient Greek Coins, Fribourg, 2nd edition, London, 1990 • K.Christ, Antike Numismatik. Einfrührung und Bibliographie, Darmstadt, 1967 • B.V.Head, Historia Nummorum, Oxford, 1887 • T.E.Mionnet, Description des Medailles antiques, Greques et Romaines, Paris 1806-37 • R.Plant, Greek Coins Types and Their Identification, London, • M.Hirmer, Die römische Münze, München , 1973 • C.H. Sutherland, Roman Coins, London, 1974 • E.Babelon, Traite des Monnaies Greques et Romaines, I-IV, Paris, 1901-33 • C.Bosch, Die Kleinasiatischen Münzen der Römischen Kaiserzeit II I, I, Stuttgart, 1935 • H. Mattingly, E.A., Sydenham et al., Roman Imperial Coinage I-X, 1923-1994
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16232
Discussion10110
Question-Answer10110
Team/Group Work212
Report Presentation212
Self Study12448
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12336
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO3323 1 2122
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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