Bibliography for civic copper coins of Iran and Afghanistan

Started by saro, May 11, 2020, 08:06:53 AM

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Civic coppers
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Jonathan Ouellet

Is there a generally accepted bibliography for the civic copper coins of Iran and Afghanistan?


Documents and bibliography  are to be found in the section "Printed mateial and equivalent" which is, I'm afraid, rather thin for civic coppers...
Valentine's book, published in 1911 is still today a useful reference ... Alaedini's book recently published, gives some new persian types but is not intended to be a comprehensive catalogue.
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


Modestly, saro doesn't mention his own great indexes of Afghan and Iranian civic coppers. They have grown into a formidable resource, as saro and aws22 figure out what is actually written on them. Indeed, I see how they can still use Valentine, but there is plenty more to see right here on WoC and it goes beyond coins.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.