The Tiflis Dirhams of Möngke Khān

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by Kirk Bennett

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ISBN 978-0-89722-362-5
Hardcover, 188 pages, color figures

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The dirhams of Möngke Khān represent the first major emission of silver coinage in Georgia following the Mongol conquest roughly a generation previously. Struck in the Georgian capital city of Tiflis (modern Tbilisi) from the middle of AH 652 to perhaps as late as the first month of AH 660 (AD 1254–1261), these coins circulated widely throughout the South Caucasus and adjacent areas.

This coin type was the first in Georgia to provide a date formula with both the month and year of the Islamic calendar. The placement of the date formula in the four marginal segments of the reverse of the coin means that parts of it are often struck off the flan or effaced on individual specimens. The problem is compounded by poor Arabic calligraphy on many coins, leading to much confusion in the literature about the extant dates. However, using secondary design features such as the varying central obverse and reverse decorative elements, this book creates a systematic framework for dating these dirhams, identifying previously unpublished dates and varieties in the process.

The first in-depth monograph on this popular and historically important coin series, this book will be a valuable resource for both scholars and collectors interested in Georgian, Mongol, and Islamic numismatics.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An expert on Georgian numismatics, Kirk Bennett is the author of A Catalog of Georgian Coins. The only comprehensive compendium of Georgian coin types, dates, and varieties in any Western European language, the Catalog has become a standard reference for coins of Georgia across all time periods. Bennett has also authored or co-authored articles on Georgian numismatics for the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society. He is a retired diplomat who served overseas in Istanbul, Moscow, Vienna, Warsaw, and Kyiv. A graduate of Georgetown and Indiana Universities where he majored in Slavic Studies, he currently lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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The Nablus 1968 Hoard

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(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 171)

by Haim Gitler and Oren Tal
with contributions by
Arnold Spaer, Sylvia Hurter, Dana Ashkenazi, and Adin Stern

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ISBN 978-0-89722-360-7 Hardcover, 256 pages, incl. 32 b/w figures and 42 b/w plates

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The Nablus 1968 Hoard is the largest late Persian/early Hellenistic period coin and jewelry hoard recorded from the southern Levant and the largest known hoarded assemblage of Samarian coins. This study provides a detailed catalogue of all the coins and pieces of jewelry the authors managed to record. In addition, the authors discuss the hoard and its context, its burial date, a synopsis of the history and archaeology of the Persian period province of Samaria, a discussion on the hoard’s Phoenician, Samarian, Athenian-styled, Philistian, and Yehud coins, Athenian tetradrachms and the few overseas Greek and Cypriot issues belonging to the hoard. The commentary chapter is followed by detailed archaeometallurgical studies on selected Samarian and Athenian-style coins and selected pieces of jewelry. There are also two appendixes, one presenting a method for determining dies links and the second offering a glossary of relevant terms. The hoard’s composition reflects the monetary circulation of the late fourth and early third centuries BCE southern Levant.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Haim Gitler, born in Mexico City in 1962, received his Ph.D. in numismatics from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun in 2011. He has worked in the Israel Museum (since 1987), where he is currently the Tamar and Teddy Kollek Chief Curator of Archaeology (since 2013), as well as Curator of Numismatics (since 1994). Gitler taught numismatics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1996–1998) and Tel Aviv University (2010–2014). He is the President of the Israel Numismatic Society and founder of the journal Israel Numismatic Research in 2006. His research interests focus mainly on Palestinian issues and mints of the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman periods, as well as on their metal composition and quantification.

Oren Tal, born in Tel Aviv in 1968, received his Ph.D. in archaeology from Tel Aviv University in 2002. He has worked in Tel Aviv University (since 2007) where he is currently full professor (since 2013) researching and teaching classical and medieval Near Eastern archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures. Tal is the current Director of the Apollonia-Arsuf Excavation Project (since 2007) and co-director of the Tell Iẓṭabba (Scythopolis) Excavation Project (since 2019). His research interests concern the material culture of the classical- and medieval-period Near East and its social, political, and economic implications, from the mid-first millennium BCE to the early second millennium CE.

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The Later Republican Cistophori

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by William Metcalf

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ISBN 978-0-89722-347-8 Hardcover, 184 pages, incl. 86 b/w plates

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The Later Republican Cistophori treats the cistophoric coinage bearing the names of Roman magistrates, most commonly proconsuls, struck in 58–48 BC, as well as other issues which depart from the traditional paradigm.

The cistophori were originally introduced as the currency of the Hellenistic Attalid kingdom by the mid-second century BC. They were retained as the coins of the realm even after the kingdom was bequeathed to Rome in 133 BC and continued to be struck down into the first century BC.

The Later Republican Cistophori catalogues and illustrates some 523 cistophori and fractions from the mints of Ephesus, Pergamum, Tralles, and Apameia, as well as the ATPA series and related issues. A detailed commentary discusses the Roman magistrates and the Greek signers of their coinages as well as well as the metrology and fineness of the cistophori.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William E. Metcalf received his PhD from the University of Michigan (1973) and almost immediately joined the staff of the American Numismatic Society. He remained there for 27 years as curator of Roman and Byzantine coins, and from 1979–2000 as Chief Curator. In 2002 he joined Yale University as Professor Adjunct of Classics and Curator (later Ben Lee Damsky Curator) of Coins and Medals, and retired in 2014. In addition to Yale he has taught at Columbia, Princeton, New York, and Rutgers Universities, Bryn Mawr College, and the Università degli Studi, Padova. He has lectured widely and is the author or editor of nine books and over 100 articles and reviews.

 

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Numismatic Finds of the Americas

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Numismatic Notes and Monographs 169, NNM 169, 2009

by John M. Kleeberg

Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-89722-311-9
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An inventory, modeled on the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards, enumerates approximately 900 coin finds, chiefly from the United States, but also from Canada and most other countries in the Americas. Also included are about 150 finds of American coins found outside the Americas. Each entry contains the find spot, date of finding, date of deposit, detailed description of the contents, and a bibliography. The inventory exploits the numismatic, shipwreck, and archaeological literatures, newspapers, and law reports of treasure trove cases more thoroughly than has ever been done before.

Contents:

Part I: Numismatic Finds in the Americas
Part II: Treasury Accumulation and Release of U.S. Silver Dollars
Part III: Finds of American Coins outside the Americas
References
Index of Find Spots
Index to Special Types of Finds and to Named Hoards
Index to Contents of Finds

The Coinage of the Lycian League (Out of Print)

The Coinage of the Lycian League

(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 162, 1982)

by Hyla A. Troxell

Hardcover, 255 pp., 44 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-192-4
ISBN-10: 0-89722-192-3

OUT OF PRINT

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Contents:

Historical Background
Catalogue Format
PERIOD I: BRONZES OF LYCIA IN GENERE
Three denominations, ca. 200-167 BC
PERIOD II: SILVER OF THE CITIES
Drachms, 167 b.c. or later-ca. 84-81 BC
Series 1 mints: Antiphellus, Cadyanda, Candyba?, Cyaneae, Gagae, Limyra, Myra, Olympus (true League and pseudo-League), Patara, Phaselis (true League and pseudo-
League), Phellus, Pinara, Rhodiapolis, Sidyma, Tlos, Trebendae, Xanthus
Series 2 mints: Limyra, Olympus (pseudo-League), Phaselis (pseudo-League)
Series 3 mints: Cyaneae, Limyra, Olympus (pseudo-League), Phaselis (pseudo-League)
PERIOD III: BRONZES OF THE CITIES
Three denominations, ca. 100?-mid 30s BC
Mints: Antiphellus, Aperlae, Arycanda, Cadyanda, Cyaneae, Gagae, Limyra, Myra, Patara, Phellus, Pinara, Tlos, Trebendae, Xanthus
PERIOD IV: SILVER OF THE DISTRICTS
Drachms, hemidrachms and quarter drachms, mid 40s-after 19/18 BC
Mints: chiefly Cragus and Masicytus, but also Cyaneae, Myra, Myra-Masicytus, Pinara, Telmessus-Cragus ?, Tlos-Cragus
PERIOD V: BRONZES OF THE DISTRICTS
Four or more denominations, and also sestertii and dupondii, late 30s BC-ca. AD 40 ?
Mints: chiefly Cragus and Masicytus, but also Cyaneae, Myra-Masicytus, Telmessus-Cragus, Tlos, Tlos-Cragus, Xanthus-Cragus
THE ACTUAL MINTING PLACES OF THE LYCIAN LEAGUE COINAGE
INDEX OF ISSUES BY MINT
APPENDICES
1. Misattributions
2. Forgeries
3. Claudius’ Lycian Coinage
4. Aperlae Drachm

The Athenian Decadrachm (Out of Print)

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(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 168, 2008)

by Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert

Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-89722-309-6
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The first monograph in over 35 years in any language to study the coinage of classical Athens. It collects for the first time the evidence for the largest denomination ever produced by the Athenian state, the ten-drachma piece, and situates the coinage within its social, political and economic background. This book represents a huge advance on the previous study of the material, Chester Starr’s Athenian coinage, 480–449 B.C. (Oxford, 1970). Fischer-Bossert has collected more than three times as many specimens as were known to Starr, and has provided a full account of the known forgeries drawn from the photo-files of major dealers, scholars and museums. A die-study of forty genuine Athenian decadrachms in public and private collections is provided, together with a catalogue of more than ninety modern forgeries. Almost all are illustrated. This will be an indispensable work for all interested in the coinage and history of 5th-century Athens. In addition, its judicious discussion of the history of the forgery of these remarkable coins will make this volume a handbook for all serious collectors of ancient Greek coinage.

Contents:

Introduction
Description
The types
Internal arrangement of the series
Fabric
Context
Provenances and hoards
Dating the series
The purpose of the issue
Catalogue
Known specimens
Old specimens without known afterlife
Lead trial pieces
Forgeries
Ancient forgeries
Modern fakes and suspected specimens
a. Becker’s fake, before 2 October 1827
b. The second Strangford coin, before 1828
c. “Hoffmann”, before 1866, or even before 1857
d. “de Luynes”, before 1891
e. “Alexandria”, before 1900
f. Christodoulou’s fake, at least partly before 1903
g. “Schulman”, before 1922
h. “Ars Classica”, before 1928
i. “Burgon”, before 1970
k. “Phoenician style’§ before 1985
l. Origin unknown, before 1992
m. Tourist fakes from Turkey and Syria, before 1993
n. From Syria, 2008
0. Still more fakes
Appendix: The Acquisition of the Prokesch-Osten Specimen
Concordances
Bibliography

Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System

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(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 167, 2005)

by John W. Adams

Hardcover, 75 pp., 9 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-295-2
ISBN-10: 0-89722-295-4
Price: US$9.98 (no Member discount)

This book presents an up-to-date catalogue of the eighteenth-century medals, mostly satirical, referring to John Law and his financial system between 1716 and 1720. Many of the illustrated specimens are by the German medalist Christian Wermuth.

Contents:

John Law, Larger than Life
The Literature
Census and Rarity
Descriptions of the Medals
Associated Pieces
Appendix I Concordance
Appendix II Index of Legends and Inscriptions