In December of last year we published an announcement from Dr. Atom Damalı about his planned series of eight volumes covering the entire history of Ottoman coinage. Volume II is now available. The following announcement came from Salih Babayigit of Istanbul, Turkey. Pictured below are volumes I and II in the series.
Athens Numismatic Museum, one of the major museums of our neighbour Greece, gave support to Nilüfer Damali Education Foundations project which aims to create an inventory of and classify the entire attainable Ottoman coins.
Athens Numismatic Museum was one of the points of calls along the Ottoman coin studies conducted in numerous museums and private collections. Yorka Nikolaou and Panagiotis Kokkas from the Athens Numismatic Museum assisted Dr. Atom Damali in his intensive researches. By granting Turkey its rare coins collection housed solely in Athens Numismatic Museum, the museum has also been exemplar to the cultural collaboration between the two nations.
Dr. Atom Damali stated that the fact Ottoman coins, struck in 130 different mints of various countries, were also issued in Chios, Thessalonica, Sidrekapsi (Siderocausa), Siroz (Serres) and Yenishehir, the 5 cities of Greece, is an embodiment of the historical common culture between Greece and Turkey.
This project, which will assemble the entire Ottoman coins under 8 separate volumes, is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. The revenue gathered from the sales of the book (project) is donated for the education of blind students in Turkey. The book History of Ottoman Coins can be obtained from the website
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NEW BOOK: HISTORY OF OTTOMAN COINS BY DAMALI
Wayne Homren, Editor
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