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Research and reference => Printed material and equivalent => Topic started by: Figleaf on October 30, 2015, 04:09:46 PM

Title: Opinions requested
Post by: Figleaf on October 30, 2015, 04:09:46 PM
I have found Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush, Fifth Century Centuries BC to First Century AD by Oliver Hoover here (http://www.cgb.fr/the-handbook-of-greek-coinage-series-volume-12-handbook-of-coins-of-baktria-and-ancient-india-including-sogdiana-margiana-areia-and-the-indo-greek-ind,Lh47,a.html). I am only interested in the part on Sogdiana. The price is pretty steep. If there are pages upon pages of Sogdiana coins, it may be worth it. If there are just a few pages or if there is a cheaper source of information it would not be worth it. Can anyone advise?

Peter
Title: Re: Opinions requested
Post by: Manzikert on October 30, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
I have it and to my untutored eye it looked fairly comprehensive (I was mostly looking at the Indo Greek section) but that section got a rather poor review for inaccuracy, and TH gave it a very poor review for accuracy on the kharosthi legends http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=26417.0.

Unfortunately that is one of the books I have to store at work due to lack of space at home so it will be Tuesday before I will be able to check it for you, but if no-one else gets in first I will let you know then how the Sogdiana section looks then.

Alan
Title: Re: Opinions requested
Post by: Figleaf on October 30, 2015, 05:35:42 PM
Much appreciated. No hurry, Alan. Thanks in advance.

Peter
Title: Re: Opinions requested
Post by: THCoins on October 30, 2015, 05:54:54 PM
The part on Sogdiana is just 6 pages, of which 2 are introduction.
It mainly treats only three categories of coins: The Bukhara Euthydemous imitations, the Hyrkodes coinage and the Southern Sogdiana early archer coins. The contents are not worth the price of the book, i think.

Anthony
Title: Re: Opinions requested
Post by: Figleaf on October 30, 2015, 08:54:19 PM
That's helpful. Thank you, Anthony!

Peter