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by Robert L. Clarke & Mohabat-Avin, M.D.
At last a catalogue is available covering the modern coinage of Iran which not only illustrates all coins, but also gives the history of the coinage, a price catalogue in five grades, and also lists a number of varieties heretofore unknown. 92 pages.
(published 1974) $4.00
by Bob Forrest
212 pages, Hardbound w/dust jacket, 8.5”x11” - $55.00
This is the latest NI Publication. Black & white dust jacket over dark blue covers. It has been in work for over 3 years and covers all aspects on religious medals of the world. It is complete with 100’s of line drawings, charts, tables, and background information. Bob Forrest is a prolific writer, entertaining author, and has published over 180 numismatics articles since 1992. Book consists of 34 chapters. First 22 chapters provides detailed information on such subjects as Virgin Mary, Christ, Sacred Hearts, Symbols, Nativity, Three Kings, Rosaries, Icons, Shrines, Pilgrimages, Relics, etc. Next 12 chapters relate to: Saints, Archangels, Organizations, etc. In addition to a table of contents, there is an introduction, glossary, bibliography, page of abbreviations, & several indexes. The list price on this book is $59.95.
by Oliver D. Cresswell
This is a comprehensive and in~depth study of the early coinages of the lndo~China
Peninsula kingdoms of Lannatai and of Lanchang. Shell. Saddle, Leaf, Pig's Mouth, Canoe Money and much more is covered. 64 pages.
by Granvyl G. Hulse Jr.
This reprint from the NI Bulletin covers Lebanese coinage from 1924 to 1969. Included are mintage figures, metallic content, translations of the Arabic inscriptions and a listing of varieties which were previously unreported. 20 pages.
by Richard K. Bright
This authoritative hook covers the coinage of Kutch from the reign of Bharmalji I in 1566 until the reign of Madanasinhji in 1948. All major types are illustrated along with the inclusion of many varieties that are not generally known. 71 pages.
by O. D. Cresswell
Finally a reference book which brings the many aspects of Tibetian coinage into focus. It covers the history of Tibet, its religion, religious symbolism on the coinage, and the Language. The book catalogs the coinage and includes a date conversion table and many plates. 67 pages.
by W. H. Valentine; Hardbound, 202 pages
This book is a reprint of the 1911 original published by Spink & Son, Ltd. The book is neatly hand-lettered by the author W. H. Valentine. Contains over 1000 line drawings and a wealth of information on coins of the countries of Turkey, Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Morocco, Tripoli, Tunis, etc. List price is $19.95
by W. H. Valentine; Hardbound, 266 pages
This book is a reprint of the 1914 original published by Spink & Son, Ltd. The book is neatly hand-lettered by the author W. H. Valentine. Contains over 1200 line drawings and a wealth of information on coins of the various Indian States. List Price - $19.95
by Francis D Campbell
A comprehensive discussion by the Head Librarian of the American Numismatic Society. The article appeared originally in Volume 37, Supplement 2(1984) of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. The card-bound 39-page illustrated pamphlet traces the development of numismatic literature and provides data on some 60 major numismatic libraries in the USA and abroad.
by John S. Davenport
In this publication, the coinage of daallders (silver dollar-size pieces) of 13 small semi-independent entities in the 16th and 17th centuries of the Low countries are listed. Some 225 types and major varieties and sub-varieties are listed.
by F M Rose
One of the toughest numismatic subjects to get a handle on is the amorphous one of Chinese chopmarks. F. M. Rose has made a creditable beginning in his 54-page booklet with more than 200 illustrations. He traces the background and history of chopmarks, and defines and illustrates the various types of chopmarks, including the ink and scarce paper varieties. He provides valuable guidance on the comparative rarity of various types and issues of most coins bearing chopmarks and offers a brief but illuminating treatment of selected chopmarks and their meaning. A separate chapter discusses East Indian shroff marks. 64 pages - 200 illustrations
by John S. Davenport
This publication covers the talers of Franconia 1515-1609, Bayreuth from 1603-1791, Ansback 1603-1797, and Jagerndorf from 1557-1621. It also includes special issues relating to the Franconian Circle, Premium-Prize talers, the Piece of Teschen, and Falcontalers, as well as taller struck during this period for wives, daughter, and sister of various rulers.
published by Adolph Hess Nachfolger
An outstanding German auction of Western Hemisphere numismatics material. A collection of coins. Medals, tokens. and jetons amassed over forty years by Georg F Utes. a Hamburg pharmacist. The sale consisted of 4,176 lots. George Ulex attributed his collection meticulously with reference to the principal standard works thus making this catalog especially valuable to the present day collector and student. originally published 1908. 73 pages. 6 plates, Hardbound.
This 1925 Elder auction catalog, with over 3200 lots of mainly Latin American coins. proclamation & other medals, tokens, etc. is based on one of the most extensive collections of its kind ever formed. It remains an enduring and often quoted classic. (Originally pub 1925)
by James Sweeny and Robert Turfboer
Vol. I The History and Fundamentals of Dating in Numismatics 8 1/2" X 11", 175 pages
Vol. II The Romantic Story of Time Themes in Numismatics 8 1/2" x 11", 245 pages
Two Volume Set (Soft Bound)
$25.00 + Shipping $8.00
At the outset, the authors describe the numeral systems that have been used to express dates on coins, and explain how to convert all those arcane numerals into our present-day Hindu-Arabic system, the development of which is described in some detail. Next, they explain and trace the development of the various calendars - solar, lunar, and luni-solar - in which dates have been expressed. They demonstrate in detail - and in lay terms - how these have been used on coins. Then, having covered the two constituent elements of dates - numeral systems and calendars -they proceed at a reasoned and deliberate pace to explain how to convert all of these alien dates into our modern system, with as much accuracy as the reader wishes to achieve.
The third of four chapters describes the special dating systems of the Greeks, the Indians, the Chinese, the Arabic, and on down to that strange system used by the French in the late 1700s. It tells how these systems came about, and how, when, where and by whom they were used on coins. Finally in fourth chapter, the authors present a fascinating and extensive discussion of chronograms, covering not only the more familiar European chonogrammatic coins and medals, but a number of lesser-know Eastern examples as well.
In a preface to Volume I, Richard Doty says, "The result is a far-reaching deeply enjoyable examination of a difficult subject, which successfully combines the useful and the pleasant."
Next are separately treated the kinds of Time topics found in numismatics, beginning with a definitive treatment of calendar medals. Then follows in turn a description of birth and death - life's Time -medals, and Pivotal Time medals - including New Year's, Turn of Century and Turn of Millennia issues. These latter are particularly relevant as we approach the beginning of the third millennium. Retrospective Time deals with anniversary medals, and the last chapter covers a variety of the lesser appearances in Time in Numismatics. In each of these discussions, the subject is illuminated with numerous illustrations of coins, medals and tokens, and suggestions are offered regarding approaches to collecting all such issues.
In his preface to Volume II, Ken Bressett says to the reader, "You will soon find that it is not only pleasant reading, but that it contains challenging thoughts that perhaps never occurred to you to explore." And in his review of the two volumes, Randolph Zander says, "To the self-styled practical collector, impatient of background and by-way, Tempus in Nummis still is an indispensable reference.
" The authors' unassuming conversational style, their obvious enthusiasm for their vast subject and their resourcefulness are calculated to carry most readers along almost effortlessly."