09 4th Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins

CONTENTS / SOMMARIO

Callegher Bruno

Per Giulio Bernardi

Pontani Anna

Simone Assemani da Vienna a Trieste

D’Ottone Rambach Arianna

Arabic Seals and Scripts Simone Assemani Through his Unpublished Correspondence

Callegher Bruno

Simone Assemani nella polemica Schiepati-Castiglioni (1818-1820)

Ilisch Lutz

The Leipzig Numismatic Contest of 1752 - An Incentive From the Imperial Coin Collection to Reestabilish the Ability to Attribute Arabic Coins

Atef Mansour M. Ramadan

Rethinking Lavoix's Attribution of the Dinar dated 210 AH/AD 825-826

Naymark Aleksandr

Coin Collecting in Colonial Turkestan (From Russian Conquest to the end of the 19th Century)

De Luca Maria Amalia

Il medagliere islamico dell'ex museo nazionale di Palermo e la sua collezione inedita di gettoni di vetro

Paghava Irakli

Prince Teimouraz and his Essays on Georgian Sphragistics and Numismatic History (at the Dawn of national Georgian Numismatic Scholarship)

Nastich Vladimir N.

Islamic Numismatics in Russian Turkestan (Imperial period, c. 1867-1917)

Callegari Marco

Alle origini della bibliografia sulla numismatica islamica

D'Ottone Rambach Arianna

L'affare Stanzani. Documenti inediti degli archivi romani

Gariboldi Andrea

Le monete di Turgar (738-750), ultimo re di Samarcanda

Atef Mansour M. Ramadan

A new reading for the Abbasid dinar in the name of caliph Al-Mu tamid Ala Allah (AH 256-279) minted in Al-Ma Suq 271 AH

Kovalev Roman K.

Production of Dirhams at the Mint of Damascus (Dimashq) in the First Four Centuries of Islam and the Question of Near Eastern Metallic Zones

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The fourth edition of the Assemani Symposium (Trieste, 25-27 September 2014) focused on the history of studies on Islamic numismatics and welcomed contributions dedicated to other topics related to Oriental numismatics in the broadest sense. The Proceedings gather together 14 papers encompassing archive documents, coins from Syria to China – passing through Central Asia – as well as glass jetons from Sicilian collections, and Arabic and Georgian seals. An ample section is devoted to Simone Assemani’s unpublished correspondence and a special attention is also given to the history of collections of Arabic coins in Italy and abroad. The volume offers a wide perspective on Numismatic research on Oriental materials and its contents will be of interest for every scholar interested in Numismatics.

Bruno Callegher: His scientific interests can be defined with in two major research ambits, one relating to Roman coin finds in North-Eastern Italy, the other regarding Byzantine coinage. He has been Keeper at the ‘Museo Bottacin’ in Padua and since 2006 associate professor of Numismatics at the University of Trieste.

Arianna D’Ottone Rambach is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza-University of Rome, and Junior Research Fellow at Sapienza School for Advanced Studies (SSAS). Her numismatic research is focused on Italian collections of Arabic coins, on the Rasulid coinage (Yemen) and on Arabic glass jetons.

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    Production of Dirhams at the Mint of Damascus (Dimashq) in the First Four Centuries of Islam and the Question of Near Eastern Metallic Zones
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016-01-27)
    Kovalev, Roman K.
    All examination of 159 hoards with 1822 dirhams minted at Damascus during the first four centuries of Islam sheds much light on a number of important questions regarding the economic history of the Near East during the Umayyad, 'Abbasid, and Ikhshidid eras. Using the hoard-count method of estimating mint outputs, it has been determined that the Damascus mint was significantly active only during the Umayyad period, a time when the city was the capital of the caliphate. Having no local silver mines and lacking revenue transfers from the provinces after 127 H, Damascus was, at best, a marginal mint for the production of dirhams. However, because Syria and the eastern Mediterranean region in general fell into a gold-copper metallic zone during the period in question, it is surprising that Damascus was at all an important mint when the city was the capital of the Islamic world.
      897  1730
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    A new reading for the Abbasid dinar in the name of caliph Al-Mu tamid Ala Allah (AH 256-279) minted in Al-Ma Suq 271 AH
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016-01-27)
    Atef Mansour, M. Ramadan
    The case of a dinar minted ill 271 AH recording the he Caliph al-Mu'tainid 'ala Allah (256-279 AH), al-Mufawwatj ila Allah (256-278 H), and an enigmatic mint place is discussed in the paper. The Author attempts to offer a new reading of the toponym of the mint using literary sources. The love story between al-Mu'tamid and a Bedouin girl, seems to unveil the identity of the mysterious mint.
      748  1910
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    Le monete di Turgar (738-750), ultimo re di Samarcanda
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016-01-27)
    Gariboldi, Andrea
    The case of a dinar minted in 2 71 AH recording the name of the heir of the Caliph al-Mu'tamid ‘alà Allah (256-279 AH), al-Mufawwad Uà Allah (256-278 H), and an enigmatic mint place is discussed in the paper. The Author attempts to offer a new reading of the toponym of the mint using literary sources. The love- story between al-Mu ‘tamid and a Bedouin girl, seems to unveil the identity of the mysterious mint.
      776  1169
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    L'affare Stanzani. Documenti inediti degli archivi romani
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016-01-27)
    D'Ottone Rambach, Arianna
    The archive records of the Pontificia Accademia dei Virtuosi al Pantheon {Rome) offer documents that enlighten the story of the Stanzani Collection. This paper aims at presenting these unpublished records, at contributing to the history of Islamic coin collections in Europe, in 19th century, and at shedding light on the biography of Ludovico Stanzani. On the one hand Stanzani case finds its place among the studies of individual biographies linked to that of the history of museums through their donations and, on the other hand, his collection testify an interest and a taste that should be considered among the traditional studies devoted to the history of collecting.
      979  1500
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    Alle origini della bibliografia sulla numismatica islamica
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016-01-27)
    Callegari, Marco
    The slow path toward the birth ofthe Bibliography of Islamic Numismatics started at the beginning of the 18th century. Special paragraphs on Kufic coins Were placed in general bibliographies, indication of a growing interest on the matter. In the same years, the Islamic Numismatics gradually became a discipline with a specific methodology and the bibliographic works about it were not merely small sections of general ones. A first turning point came with the Museum cuficum Borgianum of Jacob Georg Christian Adler (1782), but only in the Introductio in rem numariam Muhammeddanorum (1794) Oluf Gerhard Tychsen wrote the chapter Bibliographia numaria cufica, the first annotated bibliography in the modem sense.
      735  1378