American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Publications: Medieval, Islamic, and Asian Numismatics

The Banknotes of Imperial Persia: An Analysis of a Complex System with Catalogue (Numismatic Studies Volume 30) by Michael E. Bonine, edited by Jere L. Bacharach. The Imperial Bank of Persia, established in 1889, was the first bank to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system in Iran. The banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia are some of the most beautiful and largest notes ever issued for any nation, yet the story of these notes is complex.

Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins. 2015
by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan
This catalogue presents all the Kushan coins in the American Numismatic Society, with selected illustrations, detailed descriptions, and commentary. The production system of Kushans coinage is presented with major revisions of chronology and organization compared with previous publications.

Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Ancient Coins in North American Collections 8, 2013) by Ya’akov Meshorer with Gabriela Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, and edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows. The Abraham and Marian Sofaer collection consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the Holy Land from the Persian period in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE through the Crusader Kingdom in the 13th century of the modern era. Assembled over more than 30 years, the collection contains gold, silver, and bronze coins of the Persians, Greeks, Samarians, Jews, Nabataeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders.

Cultural Change: Coins of the Holy Land A full color catalogue of all the coins featured in the ANS' acclaimed temporary exhibit of the same name. All coins are illustrated in full color, with explanatory text, illustrations of related material, maps, and family trees.

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Ancient Arabian Coins from the Collection of Martin Huth (Ancient Coins in North American Collections 10, 2011) Built over the last 20 years, the Martin Huth collection of pre-Islamic coins covering all parts of the Arabian Peninsula represents the largest assembly of such material ever put together, exceeding by far the holdings of existing Museum collections. 480 coins are fully described and illustrated on more than 70 plates.

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms - Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia by Martin Huth and Peter van Alfen. (Numismatic Studies 25, 2011)

Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage by Jere L. Bacharach (American University in Cairo Press, 2006)

Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages by Alan M. Stahl. The first detailed study of the workings of a premodern mint based on both original archival research and detailed study of the coins themselves. (Published in association with the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)