10. Palestine

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Amitai-Preiss, Nitzan 1960-

Title:

A lead bulla from Apollonia-Arsūf with the place name Arsūf / Nitzan Amitai-Preiss, Oren Tal

Source:

Israel Numismatic Research 10 (2015) p. 191-205

Abstract:

This article discusses a rare lead bulla, dated to the Umayyad period, retrieved during excavations at Apollonia-Arsūf. It bears legible legends on its obverse ('khātim kūrat Qaysārīyah') and reverse ('madīnah Arsūf') that shed light on the administrative structure of jund Filastīn at the time, when 'kūrat' Qaysārīyah still maintained its historical role as major administrative center most probably before the foundation of the district capital al-Ramlah in c. 715 CE. The article is followed by an appendix that discusses the archaeo-metallurgical characteristics of the bulla, that is to say, its microstructure, manufacturing technology and chemical composition.

 

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Amitai-Preiss, Nitzan 1960-

Title:

A small assemblage of lead sealings, weight and coins from the early Islamic period / Nitzan Amitai-Preiss and Yoav Farhi

Source:

Israel Numismatic Journal 17 (2009-2010) p. 233-237

 

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Bacharach, Jere Lehman 1938-

Title:

A hoard of muslim dirhams from Tel Ashdad / Jere L. Bacharach

Published:

[S.l. : s.n.], 1980

Note:

Offprint from: 'Atiqot 14 (1980) p. 83-92, pl. 18

 

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Farhi, Yoav 1974-

Title:

A Fāimid coin die from Israel / Yoav Farhi

Source:

Israel Numismatic Research 6 (1011) p. 187-190

Abstract:

This article presents a Fatimid die (possibly an ancient forgery) from northern Israel. The die and its chemical analysis are discussed and compared to other known Islamic dies from the region.

 

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Heidemann, Stefan 1961-

Title:

Economic growth and currency in Ayyūbid Palestine / Stefan Heidemann

Published:

London : Altajir Trust, cop. 2009

Note:

Offprint from: Ayyubid Jerusalem : the Holy City in context : 1187-1250 / ed. by Robert Hillenbrand and Sylvia Auld. - London : Altajir Trust, cop. 2009. – P. 276-300

Abstract:

The Levant connected European and Western Asian economic developments during the Zangid and Ayyubid periods. The region is a key for an understanding of the political and economic recovery of the core lands of the much fragmented Islamic empire. Economic growth was supported by the development of coinages. In a nutshell, the circulation of coins in Palestine and Jerusalem reflects not only the transformation of the currencies during the 6th/12th and 7th/13th century in western Asia, but also the encounter of different monetary traditions - those of Europe and the Islamic empire. The Zangid and Ayyubid periods saw the re-emergence of an urban monetary economy.

 

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Kool, Robert

Title:

The coins from the al-Wata Quarter, Safed (Zefat) / Robert Kool

Source:

'Atiqot 78 (July 2014) p. 139-142

Abstract:

Thirty-one coins, two of silver and the remainder of bronze and copper, were recovered from the al-Wata quarter in Safed (Zefat). Nineteen of the coins were identified. The earliest are two intrusive coins from the Byzantine period (fourth–second half of the sixth centuries CE). The remaining coins are mostly low-value Mamlūk copper denominations (thirteenth–fourteenth centuries CE), including two identical ‘fesse’ fulus of Lājīn. In addition, an irregularly-shaped dirham fraction was found. Such small silver fractions were minted in large quantities during Baybars’ reign at his Damascus mint and apparently circulated widely in medieval Syria. The latest coin is a silver para from the Ottoman period (seventeenth century CE).

 

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Kool, Robert

Title:

 The coins from Khirbat el-Thahiriya / Robert Kool

Source:

'Atiqot 71 (September 2011) p. 73-77

Abstract:

Twenty-six bronze and copper coins were recovered from a large building (a farmhouse or monastery) and an adjacent olive press at Khirbat el-Thahiriya, dating to the Byzantine and Abbasid periods. The earliest datable coin is an isolated stray find of a bronze Hasmonean prutah, minted by Alexander Jannaeus (104–76 BCE). The majority of the coins span a relatively short period, beginning in the fifth–sixth centuries and ending in the mid-eighth century CE.

 

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Kool, Robert

Title:

Coins from the Mamluk and Ottoman periods at Ramla / Robert Kool

Source:

'Atiqot 67 (July 2011) p. 55-60

Abstract:

The excavations at the Central Bus Station in Ramla brought to light 74 coins, of which 55 were identified. Except for five residual finds dating to the Byzantine period and one thirteenth-century Crusader copper, the coin finds can be dated securely to the mid-fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries CE. These are copper fulus that are regularly found in sites of the period.

 

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Kool, Robert

Title:

The copper coins of the Mamlūk sultan al-Malik al-Mansūr Lājīn (r. AH 696–698/1297–1299 CE) / Robert Kool, Warren C. Schultz

Source:

Israel Numismatic Research 4 (2009) p. 135-144

Abstract:

The typology of the copper coinage of the Mamlūk sultan Lājīn is modified in the light of the discovery of a new type and the rediscovery of a forgotten type. Archaeologically derived numismatic data is examined to raise questions about the origin of these coins and their circulation.

 

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Kool, Robert

Title:

A late tenth-century Fatimid coin purse from Bet She’an / Robert Kool ... [et al.]

Source:

'Atiqot 67 (July 2011) p. 31-41

Abstract:

A rare purse of late 10th century silver cut dirham fractions exemplifies the evolution in the use of small money in the Medieval Middle East: the copper fulus, dissappeared as small-currency in the Abbasid Empire at the end of the ninth century. They were replaced by cut silver fragments referred to as al-Dahārim almutaqatti‘a as mentioned in the Cairo Geniza. Eventually the cut silver was replaced in the 11-12th centuries by cut gold fragments.

 

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Sears, Stuart D.

Title:

Finds of late Sasanian and early Muslim drahms in historical Palestine / Stuart D. Sears and Donald T. Ariel

Source:

'Atiqot 40 (2000) p. 139-150

 

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Tal, Oren

Title:

A hoard of Mamluk, Ottoman and Venetian coins (fifteenth to sixteenth centuries) from Apollonia-Arsuf, Israel / Oren Tal and Issa Baidoun

Published:

London : Royal Numismatic Society, 2010

Note:

Offprint from: Numismatic Chronicle 170 (2010) p. 484-493, pl. 25-27

Abstract:

This article documents and discusses a hoard of 80 silver Mamluk and Ottoman coins and two gold and one silver Venetian coins dated to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with a burial date of AD 1566. It was discovered in Apollonia-Arsuf, Israel, which is renowned in the medieval history of the Holy Land as the place where Richard I of England led the crusaders to victory over the army of Saladin in 1191 in the Third Crusade (Battle of Arsuf).

 

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Tal, Oren

Title:

A hoard twice buried? : Fatimid gold from thirteenth century Crusader Arsur / Oren Tal, Robert Kool and Issa Baidoun

Published:

London : Royal Numismatic Society, 2013

Note:

Offprint from: Numismatic Chronicle 173 (2013) p. 261-292, pl. 43-48