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USA / Re: Great American Coin Hunt
« Last post by gpimper on June 23, 2019, 03:00:59 AM »
It's fun, though :-)
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Yes, the early Sind and Multan coinage has been mostly neglected, apart from some local interest. The recent catalogue by Fishman will probably draw some more interest.
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Australia / Re: New effigy for Australian coins
« Last post by Mister T on June 22, 2019, 11:38:30 PM »
Where did they say August?
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Small token added. Thank you!

Peter
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Other medieval coins / Re: Exhibition: Europe in the early Middle Ages (Bonn)
« Last post by Figleaf on June 22, 2019, 01:27:47 PM »
TFP, Christian. The Muizen treasure made me gasp. All the coins are struck with unusual care and force. Since some of them were gilded, they may have been used as jewellery. Had no idea the exhibition had been in the Allard Pierson (that's where the WoC group saw a museum's reserve a few years ago) or I would have made sure to go. Bonn is a bit out of the way.

Peter
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USA / Re: Great American Coin Hunt
« Last post by Figleaf on June 22, 2019, 12:58:43 PM »
Ah, the coin jar. A major weapon in the battle against obesity. :) It makes you sedentary instead.

Peter
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Certainly not an expert on the later types. But here is a Zeno entry attributed to Sikandar Shah.

The last Hindu ruler which i know, and have actually seen a coin from, is Rajadeva. If he indeed was the last, that would nicely coincide with the timing of the beginning of the Mogol invasion in Kashmir.

Anthony
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Thanks for posting this one Shiblius !
It is a beautifull specimen. It looks like it has been cleaned in the distant past, but time has allowed for the generation of a beautifull bluish patina ! For the type it is well centered and shows the major design elements. It also nicely shows the synthesis between the Arab and Indian world at the time, which makes it an important physical historic document.

This always has been a category of coins which was a bit neglected by mainstream collectors.
The recent publication of the Fishman and Todd catalog seems to have changed this for the better, furtunately.

Anthony
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Other ancients / Re: Sassanid Drachm, Khusru II, year 6, mint AY
« Last post by Manzikert on June 22, 2019, 10:36:31 AM »
All the details are there: the design (double border rings, prominent wings on the crown and stars and crescents in the margin) and style are enough to identify the ruler even if the name (before the head) is rather faint, and the mint (right) and date (left) are clear on the reverse.

A very good website is The Coins and History of Asia (Coins and History of Asia) which has useful tables of mintnames and dates and over a thousand coins illustrated in the Sasanian section. It is very useful for many other Asian coinages as well.

Alan
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Other medieval coins / Re: Arab-Byzantine, AE fals, Emesa mint?
« Last 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 : 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
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