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Medieval and cash coins => Other medieval coins => Topic started by: maudry on June 20, 2019, 10:17:38 PM

Title: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
Post by: maudry on June 20, 2019, 10:17:38 PM
I believe I found a good match (https://www.vcoins.com/fr/stores/apollo_numismatics/12/product/arabbyzantine_anonymous_umayyad_ae_fals__imperial_bustlarge_cursive_m__constans_ii_follis_imitation__well_preserved_for_type_on_a_large_flan/46309/Default.aspx/) for this one:
So the mint should be Emesa and references SICA 546; Walker 67v ?
Size: 20mm
weight: 3.19gr
Title: Re: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
Post by: Manzikert on June 21, 2019, 11:44:45 PM
Yes, Emesa (Hims) but this particular variety (with the K at top left of the obverse nearly laid on its back, and the reversed N above the globus cruciger) does not appear to be in SICA. I think it is more likely to be one of the 'Irregular variants' group, Sica 555-558.

Alan
Title: Re: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
Post by: maudry on June 21, 2019, 11:49:21 PM
Thank you again.
Where can I find the SICA references.
Is there an electronic version available?
Title: Re: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
Post by: gpimper on June 22, 2019, 04:53:46 AM
helpful sight, maybe...not pushing E-bay by any means! Some good refences, though...I've found it useful.   ARAB-BYZANTINE, UMAYYAD CALIPHATE. Æ Fals. Hims (Emesa) mint - EUR 57,57 | (https://picclick.nl/ARAB-BYZANTINE-Umayyad-Caliphate-Æ-Fals-Hims-Emesa-mint-382988150880.html)
Title: Re: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
Post by: Manzikert on June 22, 2019, 10:16:48 AM
SICA is Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, published by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Only 4 volumes seem to be available from the museum at the moment (Books on Coins| Ashmolean Online Shop (https://shop.ashmolean.org/books/coin.html) : heavily discounted, they were £60 each), unfortunately not including Vol.1. You might get Vol.1 from someone like Spinks.

[Edit] There are no electronic versions available that I know of.

It is eventually going to be in 11 volumes, of which 7 are published, and the full reference for the type would be SICA Vol.1 'The pre-reform coinage of the early Islamic period', 555-558.

Alan