The American Numismatic Society is hosting a lecture on the Beginnings of Islamic Coinage on Saturday, March 11, 2017. -Editor
This talk introduces members to the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh century and its vast trajectories within the Arab lands and beyond. It begins with an in-depth survey of its
Byzantine and Sasanian precedents and provides a basic outline of “Arab-Sasanian” and “Arab-Byzantine” types. Members will also learn about the styles of Arabic calligraphy that were used on early
Islamic coins. Members will be able to view and handle fine examples of the ANS’s Islamic holdings with Assistant Curator, Vivek Gupta.
ANS Members: $20, non-members: $50
Catherine DiTuri, email@example.com, 212-571-4470 ext. 117
Gilles Bransbourg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-571-4470 ext. 156
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