And nowadays these are easy to use with the camera function of Google Translate, so I'm happy to collect these books. Here is an excellent book with a cross section of Uzbekistan coinage, a little book about Chaganiyan coinage of the early Middle Ages and the standard book (one of three volumes) about the Arabic inscriptions of Qarakhanid coins. Coins like these: (Chaganiyan Xusro I imitation with countermarks, about 600 AD) (AE fals Qarakhanids, 997 AD, Ferghana) Some more books: The left book, by Anokhin about coins from the Bosporus, only came in last Saturday. The middle one is one of my favorites, the Shagalov & Kuznetsov catalog of early medieval coins from Chach. It's bilingual, in Russian combined with charming English - with a clear Russian accent. And the right book is especially about the imitations of Roman denarii by 'Sarmatians' or whoever was responsible for coins like these: We had a (for me) very clarifying discussion on CoinTalk just last week, about these denarius imitations, where I used this book, Roman-Sarmatic denarii from the end of the 2nd to the middle of the 4th century AD by V.N. Kleshchinov, and translated the introduction from Russian into English (not perfect, but so that I understood what Kleshchinov wrote). So there: I love using coin books almost as much as playing with the coins themselves.