P. K. Saha also forwarded this item about a new book on the coins of Iran. Thanks!
"Coins of Iran" a book by Seyyed Ali-asghar Shariat-zadeh has been released explaining the coin collection of Malek museum and library institute.
IBNA: Shariat-zadeh said:" Recognizing and even introducing the coins requires research as well as publishing related works; the print of such a book may create a new opportunity for the presence of national and foreign numismatists which can indeed help the release of a more complete collection in different languages."
Some numismatists believe that coins are written and variant documents, a tiny book which is significance indeed. Particularly coins, compared to other historical and cultural tools and objects, fail to damage. Archeology findings, throughout the history, have always been a matter of concern since the risk of being damaged by the weather as well as other historical and natural disasters.
Archeologists and historians believe that the field of "coins" is a research branch of archeology; on the other hand, it’s a mean and method to learn history, culture and civilization. Thus scientific finding should be considered since coins unveil many historical parts as well as the region's historical geography.
Coin depicts every nation's symbol of writing, language, religion, art, traditions as well as ornaments which helps to research a specific history period's social, cultural, economical and political features. In fact the researchers say that every coin is a book of art and culture mysteries, more specifically it’s a vital source for discovering the veiled secrets of history.
Malek museum and library institute which holds more than 2000 coins of different periods including Lydia and the Achaemenid Empire and the Islamic coins till the contemporary era is one of the main treasures in Iran.
Two coin collections were researched; firstly the public treasures which were public or semi-public and 2nd the private collections.
Registration, introduction and publishing the pictures of Malek museum's coins can help the world's historians and numismatists.
The first print of "Coins of Iran" has been released in 340 pages and 3000 copies.
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