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Offline Wolfgang Schuster

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NEW CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923
« on: April 23, 2017, 03:19:34 PM »
The new CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923 by Vladimir NASTICH and Wolfgang SCHUSTER has been published by the Bremen Numismatic Society (https://www.bng-bremen.de).

No comprehensive catalog or detailed study covering all Central Asian coins exists so far. Contrary to most other coin issues of the 17th and 18th centuries, the pre-modern coinage of Central Asia has been rather poorly documented, insufficiently studied and therefore remained generally disparaged by the coin-collecting community outside the Soviet Union, resp. nowadays Russia and CIS countries. For East Turkestan, no adequate research of minting activities in the covered period has been carried out as well.

On more than 300 pages with 820 illustrations, the new catalog embraces all coin issues of Bukhara, Tashkand, Shahrisabz, Khoqand, Khiva, Khorezm Republic between the later Janid period (since 1680 CE) and the establishment of Soviet power in the region (1923 CE). Coinage of Islamic East Turkestan is represented from the Dzungar Khanate till the final Qing reconquest.

More details alongside a comprehensive review and where to order the new catalog are available on  https://www.bng-bremen.de/ver%C3%B6ffentlichungen  as well as on  http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=179973 .
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Re: NEW CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 11:46:19 AM »
Congratulations on this new publication !
Hope this will become a standard work. I am sure this will be of interest to some of our members.

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Re: NEW CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 12:30:42 PM »
Interesting!  8) although I have only a few coins of this series I may decide to buy the book
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Re: NEW CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 09:12:29 PM »
Congratulations, Wolfgang. Finishing a book is like the end of a pregnancy. You put a lot of work into it, you hope it comes out well, but it's no longer in your hands. :)

Can you explain what the book brings over and above Krause and Mishler? In other words, why should people like me, who already have KM, buy your book? TIA.

Peter
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Re: NEW CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 16801923
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 12:17:41 PM »
I found my copy in the wastebin* outside yesterday when I got back from my holidays - courtesy of a nice gentleman and forum member afrasi.

I've not read it through properly yet but I did have a look at pictures.
Lots of coins not in Krause, nicely illustrated with several pictures of the same type to aid identification.  Well worth the money (It would have been if I had been allowed to pay for it)

*where the postman left it as it was too big for the letterbox - good job it wasn't collection day!
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....