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The Islamic coinage in the Collection is among the most outstanding in private hands, with over 15,000 issues in gold, silver and copper. The coins were issued across the Islamic world, from North Africa to Central Asia and India, in the 7th to the 20th centuries. Many series are represented in larger numbers and in greater variety than in any other collection. Thus, the two-part catalogue will constitute an indispensable reference work for both scholars and students of Islamic numismatics. This volume covers the 13th–20th centuries.
Gold coinage highlights from the later period include a unique dinar minted during the brief reign of the Ilkhanid Musa Khan (1336–7); Mughal dinars of Jahangir’s reign (1569–1627) with signs of the zodiac on the reverse; and a five-piece Qajar treasury set of 50, 20 and 10 tomans. The silver coinage is also extensive.
Dr Aram R. Vardanyan – Curator of Islamic coins in the History Museum of Armenia as well as a senior scientific researcher in the Institute of Oriental Studies NAS in Yerevan; specialist in Islamic coinage and history
fully illustrated in colour, numerous line drawings section on inscriptions with translations, hardback with dust jacket (slipcased), 36 × 26 cm, Isbn: 978-1-874780-83-0
Release date: 2024