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Offline saro

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Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars
« on: November 27, 2015, 04:29:05 PM »
Authors : Rudi Matthee, Willem Floor & Patrick Clawson / published in 2013 by I.B.Tauris & Co.Ltd
ISBN: 978 1 78076 079 7
This book is a detailed study of Iran’s monetary history from the advent of the Safavid dynasty to the end of Qajar rule. Using previously unpublished sources, the authors consider the specific monetary conditions in Iran’s modern history, the use of money, its circulation, the mints and the role of the state in managing money, placed in a global economic context within which the Iranian economy operated.

with 6 useful maps of mints locations (for each dynasty)/ 46 coins pictures (6 xAu, 28 xAg, 8 xCu) / 2 banknotes

Coins illustrations are from Steve Album auctions lists.
( I have noticed a mistake for the copper coin 46 which isn't from Lahijan as written but clearly from Rasht... and as authors give references for their sources, I have seen that the mistake comes from the S.Album list... a print error on this list, not corrected with no doubt)
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Re: Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 10:17:32 PM »
Thanks for bringing this into attention ! Nice addition for my wishlist of books for under the christmas tree.

Anthony

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Re: Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 08:26:34 AM »
Thanks for sight of this!

Looks interesting  :) - priced to sell to librarians though  :(.

If you happen to find time, I would be curious to hear what positions they take on both the larins and the Huwaiza/Mahmudi issues - especially anything to do with metrology and/or seigniorage

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Re: Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 03:55:46 PM »
I see that this book is available at very various costs : 44 to 85 euro / 31 to 55 £  ::) the lower has the same number of pages ! and the higher is not necessary post-free... ;)

I just obtain this book and, as far I can see, it is spoken about the larin struck by Safavids  in a single paragraph which deals with the coexistence of different local monetary systems with, at least, 3 weights std for silver (among them the larin). According to S.Album : "it is not clear why the lari faded, to be replaced by the mahmudi of Hoveyzeh as the workhorse of the Persian Golf basin".
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Re: Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 12:01:52 PM »
Dear Saro,

Many thanks for all your assistances over the years!  Yet again I am in your debt.........

I have written to Prof Mattee - substance follows. 

Let us see if he can help clarify these mysterious matters?

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I just came across a notice of your recent book ‘Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars’ on a World of Coins discussion group. 

Your treatment of the larin and mahmudi problem there seems to be very brief.

I confess, at this stage, I cannot understand the logic behind it.

I am curious to know if you consulted this account (published on paper in 2009)

https://www.academia.edu/6882687/Coin_Weight_and_Historical_Metrology

See especially pages 155 and 156

Any comments or clarification of these matters  would be very interesting to me, and perhaps others.