The Earliest States of Eastern Europe
DG-2015, 475-482

Рец.: Spasskiy I.G. Russian Gold. SPb., The Publ. of the State Hermitage Museum, 2013. 386 p.

N. F. Kotlyar

This is the review of the collected works by Ivan G. Spassky (1904–1990),
the outstanding Russian numismatist and historian. “The Russian Gold” has
been published by the State Hermitage. The review discusses problems and
perspectives of the investigations of the oldest Russian coins, coin types and the
purpose of the fi rst coins in Rus’, as well as of problems of numismatics as an
auxiliary science of history.