The Coinage of the Tulunids

The Coinage of the Tulunids

The Coinage of the Tulunids

The Coinage of the Tulunids

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Some years ago the coin collection of Yacoub Artin Pasha, acquired by Robert C. H. Brock and presented by him to the University Museum in Philadelphia (hereafter U.M.), was transferred on indefinite loan to the American Numismatic Society. Dr. G. C. Miles has already devoted a monograph to Fāimid coinage and an article to Umayyad and ˓Abbāsid dinars, both of which were based in large part on the University Museum collection. Furthermore he has included some of the more outstanding specimens in his Rare Islamic Coins.

This study of the coins of the Ṭūlūnid dynasty in Egypt was similarly originally based on the collection of the University Museum (35 coins, all gold), to which were added the 18 specimens of the American Numismatic Society. There is, although it is now almost eighty years old, a corpus of Ṭūlūnid coins made by E. T. Rogers in 1877, which included at least 15 coins which were to become part of the Pennsylvania collection. Rogers knew of 125 coins which he attributed to the Ṭūlūnids, and divided them into 58 types, a type being defined on the basis of mint, date, and other characteristics. A thorough search through publications since Rogers' time has led me to count almost 600 Ṭūlūnid coins known in all, falling into 97 types based on differences in metal, date, mint, and inscription. There is . . .

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