par De Callatay, François
Référence Revue numismatique, 173, page (3-19)
Publication Publié, 2016
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper considers the work of Georges le Rider from several angles. A model of clarity and caution, Georges Le Rider published much more published on Greek numismatics than his contemporaneous colleagues although his position as Administrateur general of the Bibliotheque nationals (1975-1981) heavily reduced his productivity for a while. One is also struck by the coherency of an oeuvre which developed unceasingly, from the publication of material (rare coins or hoards) to large themes of monetary and financial history, to culminate with an ambitious trilogy which gives, if not a full panorama, at least the largest one on monetary matters in ancient Greece. Beyond his insistence on profit as the fundamental reason to strike coins, Georges Le Rider offers a supreme example of intellectual probity.