Money Talks | The Silver Coinage of Iran under its Early Muslim Governors, 651-705

With Michael Bates

December 12, 2020
1:00 pm EST

This Money Talks will be held live on Zoom. Members only. A Link will be made sent to members the day of the lecture.

Join ANS Fellow and Curator Emeritus Michael Bates for the final Money Talks of 2020. The coinage of Iran in the long second half of the seventh century, as currently presented, has all the structure of a swarm of bees, but by focusing on regular issues, with anomalous coins put aside, in the context of geography, of the Arab administrative hierarchy, of the sequence of governors and of the general history of the caliphate, it is easy to recognize twelve successive chronological phases. In each of these, the geographical distribution of mints and the names of officials on the coins illuminate, supplement, and correct the literary histories of later composition.

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Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

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