Now Available: COINAGE AND HISTORY IN THE SEVENTH CENTURY NEAR EAST 5

Proceedings 5 front coverThe 18 articles in this volume mainly deal with Byzantine and Early Islamic coinage in Syria and Palestine, but there are two articles on weights, one on lead seals and one historical essay. Well over 200 coins are illustrated, most of them for the first time. The definitive study of the Jerash mint will certainly be the fundamental reference for the foreseeable future and three other Arab-Byzantine mints are published here for the first time.

The book is published by Archetype for the Seventh Century Syrian Numismatic Round Table and contains the papers presented at the Round Table conference held at Corpus Christi College Oxford in September 2016. The Round Table organises informal conferences for numismatists, archaeologists and historians with an interest in Late Antiquity/Early Islam in Syria/Palestine and the surrounding area. The next conference will be held in Worcester on 6th and 7th of April 2019. 

Newly published in August 2017, vi + 198 pp., illustrated throughout. Price £28

The book can be ordered from Tony Goodwin on a.goodwin2@btopenworld.com

CONTENTS

Preface, v

A new ‘Year 12’ parcel of Sasanian drachms (mostly Khusrau II), Susan Tyler-Smith, 1

Syrian gold coins under Persian rule – Re-attribution of fractional gold imitations up to now attributed by Hahn to the time of the Revolt of the Heraclii, Henri Pottier, 8

The Mints of Nicomedia and Cyzicus during the Persian War 610-620, Marcus Phillips, 11

Constantine IV embattled – what can his coins tell us?, Steve Mansfield, 33

The Chronology of the Arab Conquests, James Howard-Johnston, 41

The Phase 2 Coinage of Gerasa under Muʿawiya and his Successors, Andrew Oddy, 49

A new Byzantine-Arab mint: Canatha of the Decapolis, Andrew Oddy, 75

Pseudo-Scythopolis: a new Phase 2 Byzantine-Arab Mint in the Decapolis Region of Bilād al-Shām, Andrew Oddy and Vivien Prigent, 84

How to attribute? Classifying three confusing early Umayyad coins of seventh-century Syria, Ingrid Schulze, 96

Notes on Some Puzzling Legends on Seventh-Century Arab-Byzantine Coinage, David Woods, 109

Standing Caliph imagery revisited, Tony Goodwin, 119

Anṭākiya – A new Standing Caliph mint and die links in the jund Qinnasrīn, Wolfgang Schulze, 129

The Standing Caliph coins with the mint name Qūrus, Wolfgang Schulze, 141

Tabar – a new Standing Caliph mint?, Tony Goodwin, 152

The Standing Caliph Coins of Jerusalem – Important new die links, Ingrid Schulze, 156

The Roman/Byzantine and the Islamic Weight Systems – Two sides of the same coin, Dietrich Schnädelbach, 158

Arabic Glasses (coin weights, jetons and vessel stamps) from Umayyad Syria, Arianna D’Ottone Rambach, 175

Early Islamic Volume Measurements                                                                Nitzan Amitai-Preiss
196

Preface v
A new ‘Year 12’ parcel of Sasanian drachms (mostly Khusrau II)                        Susan Tyler-Smith 1
Syrian gold coins under Persian rule – Re-attribution of fractional gold imitations up to now attributed by Hahn to the time of the Revolt of the Heraclii                       Henri Pottier 8
The Mints of Nicomedia and Cyzicus during the Persian War 610-620              Marcus Phillips 11
Constantine IV embattled – what can his coins tell us?                                           Steve Mansfield 33
The Chronology of the Arab Conquests                                                                  James Howard-Johnston 41
The Phase 2 Coinage of Gerasa under Muʿawiya and his Successors                 Andrew Oddy 49
   A new Byzantine-Arab mint: Canatha of the Decapolis

Andrew Oddy

75
Pseudo-Scythopolis: a new Phase 2 Byzantine-Arab Mint in the Decapolis Region of Bilād al-Shām

Andrew Oddy and Vivien Prigent

84
How to attribute? Classifying three confusing early Umayyad coins of seventh-century Syria                                                                                                           Ingrid Schulze 96
Notes on Some Puzzling Legends on Seventh-Century Arab-Byzantine Coinage

David Woods

109
Standing Caliph imagery revisited                                                                           Tony Goodwin 119
Anṭākiya – A new Standing Caliph mint and die links in the jund Qinnasrīn   Wolfgang Schulze 129
The Standing Caliph coins with the mint name Qūrus                                          Wolfgang Schulze 141
Tabar – a new Standing Caliph mint?                                                                          Tony Goodwin 152
The Standing Caliph Coins of Jerusalem – Important new die links                          Ingrid Schulze 156
The Roman/Byzantine and the Islamic Weight Systems – Two sides of the same coin

Dietrich Schnädelbach

158
Arabic Glasses (coin weights, jetons and vessel stamps) from Umayyad Syria

Arianna D’Ottone Rambach

175
Early Islamic Volume Measurements                                                                     Nitzan Amitai-Preiss 196

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