Egyptian Coin Catalogue Goes Online

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is teaming up to publish a catalogue from the Egyptian National Library. “The catalogue consists of more than 6,500 objects, ranging from late Roman glassware and pre-Islamic Sasanian coinage to the modern Egyptian coinage of Anwar Sadat. The collection is particularly strong in Medieval Islamic coinage across all major dynasties. The catalogue differs from its predecessors in a number of ways. The collection has been photographed in color, with inscriptions read and transcribed from these images. The database includes references to the 1982 catalogue of the collection undertaken by Dr. Norman D. Nicol.” It’s available in both English and Arabic.

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