|Winter 2000AD / 1421AH Vol. 2.3|
|Opening Notes:||IN THIS ISSUE:|
|I am pleased to present you with another issue of
as-Sikka to close out the millennium. This issue marks a notable increased participation
of members on a diversity of subjects related and sometimes tangential to our field. I
hope that this trend will continue in the future, and that we will gradually build a
newsletter/magazine of choice on the net.
I am now convinced that we should publish as-Sikka twice a year instead of quarterly. I think that will allow more members to prepare meaningful contributions, and will make as-Sikka a more valuable publication.
That does not preclude us from being able to publish valuable reports on a more timely basis. I have already dedicated two pages on this site to on-going forums and conferences and will be happy to do the same in the future for any similar happenings.
I hope these pages will be used by the conference and forum organizers not just for announcements, but also as a venue to allow us to see some of their works and give us news of their latest findings.
I would also like to work out a way in the future to have either live reports on the chat page or timely reports to the group emails of conferences around the globe. Maybe we will start this endeavor with the coming conference in Russia?! Stay tuned. You ain't seen nothin' yet!
This being a holiday period for all (Ramadan, Christmas, Hanukah) I wish you all the best for your holidays and for the new Milleniums
in Islamic Numismatics
Michael L. Bates
Introduction to Early Muslim Drahms
Stuart D. Sears
Horde Coins Minted In Solkhat.
Konstantin K. Khromov
from: "For God, Mammon, and Country : A Nineteenth Century Persian Merchant" The
Story of Haj Muhammad Hassan Amin al-Zarb
Shireen Mahdavi, Ph.D.
|The Ottoman Coinage Of Cyprus
Arab-Sassanian Dirham of Dimashq (year 72 A.H.)
Bronze Weights from the Vicinity of Aleppo,
Warren C. Schultz
al-Rutba Fi Talab al-Hisba",By Abd al-Rahman Bin Nasir al-Shayzari
Review: SYLLOGE OF ISLAMIC COINS IN THE ASHMOLEAN, VOLUME 10, ARABIA AND EAST AFRICA
Dr. Vladimir Suchy
|Word Puzzle: Find the mint names|
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