Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Mukremin, Apr 1, 2010.
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The first one, which I believe is a Buyid coin (as posted in the other thread) you might be able to locate in Luke Treadwell's Buyid Coinage if a library near you has it. You might try here also:
www.money.org is the Web site for ANA (American Numismatic Association). The site might be helpful to you. The profession grading company I had in mind is NGC.
There is fee. Your membership with ANA opens the door to submit coins. I think they grade/review world coins. Sorry I can not be of more help. I am not very well learned when it comes to coins.
. You're welcome to e-mail me a better picture, but I am not much of an Abbasid expert. There are so many types of Abbasid coins.
You might try joining Islamic coins group at Yahoo Groups and upload the picture there where there are many experts who might help you. Have you looked around the Internet? There are websites which have many coins like yours. My favorite for all kinds of Anatolian coins is Mehmet Eti's site:
btw the link is good now, the pictures are bigger. check the other post also. thanks
Collectors of modern or American coins may enjoy using NGC as a crutch, but most ancient or medieval collectors do NOT. This piece of advice is better suited to a different section of the forum.
NGC will not grade individual coins like this. If you have a very large quantity of the exact same coins they will grade certain non-standard coins under special deals.
The only TPG that will grade these right now is ANACS.
This turned up in another thread here. You can type in the name of the coin you have, and get some recent pictures and valuations. I tried it, and even though it is for ancient coins, it works with some Islamic coins too.
I will look at your Abbasid coin soon.
Posting an example here. Hope it works.
and the second is likely from Al-Muqtadir (295-320 / 908-932)?
yes the inscription is worn, but it looks to me like Al-Muqtadir, as best as I can tell from a photograph.
The first one mentions the caliph Al-Ta'i, and I could not make out the second to last line, which should have Adud al-Dawla's name. But it refers to him as Abu Shuja, which is common on his coins. So you would describe it as a coin of Adud al-Dawla, since although he is mentioning the caliph it is really his coin. Let me look at it again, and I will get back to you about it later today.
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