The Tiflis Dirhams of Möngke Khān

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by Kirk Bennett

List price: $75 plus shipping & handling
Member price: $52.50 plus shipping & handling ISSN 0078-2718
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reverse decorative elements, this book creates a systematic framework for dating these dirhams, identifying previously unpublished dates and varieties in the process.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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Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

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by David Hendin (2011)

ISBN-10:0-89722-319-5
ISBN-13:978-0-89722-319-5

Softcover. Color illus. throughout, 128 pp.
List price: $40 (plus S&H)
Member price: $28 (plus S&H)
Limited Edition Numbered Copies: $40 (plus S&H)

Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land is a full color catalogue of the coins featured in the ANS’s 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. The volume serves as the ideal introduction to the coinage of the Holy Land, as well as providing a history of the region from the 4th century BC to Crusader times, illustrated by the coinage that was produced there. As such, it contains some of the earliest Jewish coins, as well as the earliest to bear overtly Christian symbolism.

The coins contained in this exhibit are often the finest examples of their kind in existence, and the text has been written by one of the foremost experts in the field, so the resulting volume is as attractive to look at as it is informative.

Contents:

Jewish history on coins
Herodians and the Judeo-Christian tradition
Sons of Herod
Roman prefects and procurators
The Jewish wars
Coins that Jesus knew
Christianity portrayed on coins
Arabs in the Holy Land
Islamic coins of the Middle East
Coins of Jerusalem
Gods, goddesses and monuments on city coins
Galilee and Samaria
Judaea, Idumaea, and Philistia
Decapolis and Provincia Arabia

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Islamic History through Coins: an Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage

Islamic History through Coins: an Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage

by Jere L. Bacharach

(American University in Cairo Press, 2006)

OUT OF PRINT

Hardcover, 188 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-977-424-930-3
ISBN-10: 977-424-930-5

This volume is an analysis of the norms governing the coinage of the Ikhshidids in the tenth century CE, along with a catalogue of 1,200 examples. This book was the winner of the 2007 Shamma Prize of the Royal Numismatic Society.

Price: $24.50 (no member discount)