Secretary of the Oriental Numismatic Society – Europe, submitted this announcement of a new book on Persis Coinage by Pieter
Anne van't Haaff. published online by Classical Numismatic Group. Thank you.
After his marvelous "Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage", published in 2007, Pieter
Anne van't Haaff started working on a catalogue of the Persis Coinage.
After Susan Tyler-Smith's article "A parcel of Persis drachms, half drachms and
obols," in the Numismatic Chronicle (2004), and Statthalter Rebellen Könige – Die
Münzen aus Persepolis von Alexander dem Großen zu den Sasaniden (Munich:
Staatliche Münzsammlung, 2008) by Dietrich O. Klose and Wilhelm Müseler,
everyone was anticipating the book on Persis coinage by Pieter Anne van't Haaff.
In 2010, his book with the title "Catalogue of Persis Coinage, Ca. 280 B.C. – A.D.
228 and with the subtitle "34 Kings of 5 dynasties that ruled in Iran for 500 years",
was submitted to CNG.
In the first part of the book, the author deals with the characteristics of the coinage
and in the second part offers an impressive catalog of 660 coin types. The coinage is
treated chronologically: (1) the Frataraka dynasty, (2) the rulers under Seleucid and
(3) afterwards Parthian sovereignty to end with the (4) Vadfradad IV and the (5)
Shapur dynasty. This corpus became his magnum opus!
Unfortunately the publication date repeatedly slipped, then the author passed away in
December, 2018. CNG has now released the original manuscript and plans to
publish an updated second edition with Scott VanHorn as co-author.
You can download the book from these links:
or, go to the home page of CNG (www.cngcoins.com) and on the right sidebar click
"Digital Publications Archive" in the "Products and Services" category.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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