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Description - Arab - Byzantine Coins by Clive Foss

This illustrated handbook presents a concise history of the development of the coinage of the early Arab caliphate in the seventh century, tracing its transition from coins that closely resembled Byzantine issues with imperial images to purely aniconic specimens with inscriptions in Arabic. This so-called "Arab-Byzantine series" sheds light on a pivotal period in the history of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt, as formerly Byzantine provinces were slowly Arabicized and Islamicized following the Arab conquests of the 630s and 640s. The historical introduction, which includes descriptions of all the basic types, is followed by a summary catalogue of the recently acquired collection of Arab-Byzantine coins at Dumbarton Oaks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780884023180
ISBN-10: 0884023184
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 191mm x 11mm)
Pages: 65
Imprint: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Clive Foss

Clive Foss is Visiting Professor of History at Georgetown University.

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