as-Sikka السكة
The Online Journal of The Islamic Coins Group 
as-Sikka is a peer reviewed publication
ISSN 1496-4414 

Summer 2000AD / 1421AH       Vol. 2.2

 

In this Issue:

Opening Notes
NOTES ON THE ARAB - BYZANTINE MINT OF BAALBEK by Tony Goodwin
GHORIDS OF BAMIYAN By Haroon Tareen
A New Dirham Type of Sultan Isma'il from Trablus By Fawzan Barrage

 

Once again, with the help of Tony and Haroon this time, we managed to produce another issue of as-Sikka. Members now have until the end of the year before I start picking on you for more articles. But who knows! Will I be deluged with a flood of articles before then? Or am I dreaming?

I look forward to reading Tony's completed study of the mint of Baalbek. The above article maps his preliminary findings as presented at "The Seventh Century Syrian Numismatic Round Table" held at the British Museum on 4th. March 2000. I can't wait for one of these round tables to be hosted near Montreal so I can enjoy what must be one of the most intellectually stimulating happenings in Numismatics today.

Haroon's article on the Ghorids of Bamiyan is the kind of expose that we need to see more of. It is an excellent introduction to that branch of the dynasty which Haroon is, obviously, quite familiar with, but which many of us may not be. This article is an excellent read for all.

My own article explores a new Mamluk die from Tarablus which was a recent find by Warren Schultz and myself. It was first published in the ONS newsletter.

Speaking of the ONS newsletter, how many of you noticed that our own newsletter was mentioned there at least twice!? Thanks Stan!

fawzan

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