07. Eurasia, Caucasus

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Akopyan, Alexander

Title:

A donative dirham of the Shirwānshāh Muhammad ibn Ahmad (AH 370-81) struck in Barda'a in AH 373 (982/3) / Alexander Akopyan and Aram Vardanyan

Source:

Numismatic Chronicle 169 (2009) p. 261-267

 

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Blair, Sheila S.

Title:

The coins of the later Ilkhanids : a typological analysis / by Sheila S. Blair

Source:

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 26 (1983) 3 p. 295-317

 

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Blair, Sheila S.

Title:

The coins of the later Ilkhanids : mint organization, regionalization and urbanism / Sheila S. Blair

Source:

American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 27 (1982) p. 211-230, pl. 29

 

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Fedorov, Michael

Title:

A hoard of Khytai copper-lead alloy silver-washed dirhams from Krasnaia Rechka hillfort / Michael Fedorov

Source:

Numismatic Chronicle 164 (2005) p. 322-327, pl. 40

 

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Fedorov, Michael

Title:

The newly discovered Chaghatayid mint of Kenjek (Kenchek) / Michael Fedorov

Source:

Revue Numismatique158 (2002) p. 367-374

Abstract:

A misreading in 1896 of a coin that had not been illustred has led to wrongly identify a mint in Kendzhde, whereas it was that in Kenchek (perhaps the birthplace of the Khan so named) located on the River Kenchek near Taraz (Kazakhstan) whose coinage follows a similar evolution. The resuming of coinage in this region is here connected to the reopening of mines busy during the 10th century.

 

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Fraehn, Christian Martin Joachim 1782-1851

Title:

Die Münzen der Chane vom Ulus Dschutschi's oder von der goldenen Horde, nebst denen verschiedener anderen muhammedanischen Dynastien im Anhange : aus der ehemaligen Sammlung des Hn. Professors... C. von Fuchs, ... in kurzen Andeutungen und Nachweisungen / von Ch. M. von Fraehn

Published:

St-Petersburg : W. Graeff, 1832

 

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Noonan, Thomas S. 1938-2001

Title:

A ninth-century dirham hoard from Devitsa in Southern Russia / Thomas S. Noonan

Source:

American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 27 (1982) p. 185-209

 

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Paghava, Irakli

Title:

The first Arabic coinage of Georgian monarchs : rediscovering the Specie of Davit IV the Builder (1089-1125), King of Kings and Sword of Messiah / Irakli Paghava

Source:

The 3rd Simone Assemani symposium on Islamic coins / ed. by Bruno Callegher and Arianna D'Ottone. - Trieste : EUT, 2012. - (Polymnia ; 3). - P. 220-261

Abstract:

We discovered, presented and reviewed seven completely new specimens of the coin type issued by a certain Davit, King of Kings and Sword of Messiah, and represented by a unique piece before. The study of this coinage is far from being complete due to the poor state of preservation of the extant specimens, particularly of their margins (future discoveries of the bigger pieces may shed more light upon this issue). However, the reexamination and reconsideration of the central legends led to their alternative reconstruction, providing valuable data and indicating that Davit V, son of Dimitri (I) minted no coinage (or that none survived), and the coin type previously attributed to this Georgian King was in effect issued by Davit IV the Builder, son of Giorgi (II); most probably, despite some discrepancies, it constituted the currency described, albeit somewhat imprecisely, by Al-F!riq". The incessant, as it was thought earlier, 12th-13th c. emissions of the Georgian monarchs now are interrupted at the short reign of Davit V; however, on the other hand, the numismatic legacy of Davit IV reign was enriched by a very noteworthy coin type, providing very valuable information for the research of the numismatic, and, more generally, political, economical and cultural history of Georgia and the whole region in that epoch.

 

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Paghava, Irakli

Title:

A unique coin of Abū al-Hayjā, Ja'farid emir of Tiflīs / Irakli Paghava and Severiane Turkia

Published:

London : Royal Numismatic Society, 2012

Note:

Offprint from: Numismatic Chronicle 172 (2012)

Abstract:

This article discusses a unique, previously unknown, coin type acknowledging a certain 'Abū al-Hayjā b. Ja‘far'. The coin was found in Tbilisi (1.96 g, silver-washed Æ). No mint name is indicated, but we argue that this is a Ja‘farid issue. The alloy and metrology indicate that it was minted in the eleventh century AD. At this time the nasab ‘b. Ja‘far’ was shared by three different emirs of Tiflīs: ‘Alī b. Ja‘far (II) (996/7? –1027/28?), Mansūr b. Ja‘far (III) and Abū al-Hayjā b. Ja‘far (III) (both intermittently between 1046? and 1081?). The kunyā ‘Abū al-Hayjā’ is attested for the latter only. ‘Alī b. Ja‘far and Mansūr b. Ja‘far had different kunyās ‘Abū al-Hasan’ and ‘Abū Nasr’ respectively. Abū al-Hayjā b. Ja‘far (III) is thus the most likely person to have issued this coin. Its existence signifies that Abū al-Hayjā b. Ja‘far (III) was exercising independent control over Tiflīs, at least for a short period of time.