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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 45, November 5, 2006, Article 15

LOWICK'S SHAYBANID SILVER COINS ARTICLE LOCATED

In response to his earlier query, David Levy writes: "Although I
could not locate the article in the original Numismatic Chronicle
edition of 1966, I was very surprised to find this very article plus
another fourteen articles of the same author in the book "Coinage
and History of the Islamic World", Nicholas Lowick, edited by Joe
Cribb, British Museum London, UK, 1990, 278 pg, Hardback, ISBN 0
86078 259 X, $135 (online purchases have 15% discount at
www.ashgate.com).

It can be purchased in several book dealers found through
abebooks.com or directly with the publisher (Ashgate). Below is
a small description (from Ashgate.com) plus the articles it has.
It is a remarkable book of a remarkable scholar.

This is the first of two selections of articles by Nicholas Lowick
to be published by Variorum. Though he died in 1976 at the age of
only 45, he had already established himself as the world's leading
expert on Islamic coins, a position based on his prodigious ability
to decipher inscriptions and to identify and classify coins, and on
his concern with the historical contexts in which the coins were
issued and used. The full range of his published work can be seen
from the bibliography included with this volume.

The second selection of articles will focus on the importance of
coin hoards and finds as evidence for the international trade of
the Middle Ages; the present one concentrates on the use of coins
as primary sources for Islamic political history. The articles deal
not only with questions of attribution and chronology, but with the
circumstances in which the coins were minted and with their value
in supplementing or correcting the written record. The areas covered
are the medieval and early modern periods in the Yemen, Syria, Iraq
and Iran from the Seljuqs to the Ayyubids, and Central Asia and
Northern India under the Shaybanids and their early Mughul sucessors."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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