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.