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The coinage of the Iranian huns and their successors

Covering Bactria to Gandhara, the 4th to the 8th century AD, a two-volume catalog published by Klaus Vondrovec examines the coinage of the Iranian huns and their successors. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at it. more ]

Welcome to Iran! Part 11: Persepolis! At last!

If ever there was a reason why I wanted to travel Iran, it was Persepolis, the capital of the Persians with its incredible Apadana. Finally the day has come. We are going to see the city of cities! more ]

Lycian coins

Lycian coins in European private collections – that is the title of Wilhelm Müseler’s latest publication. It turned out to be much more than a simple catalogue. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look. more ]

Gems, rings and seal boxes from Caesarea Maritima

In 2016, a content-rich book on a private collection of gems, finger rings and seal boxes was written in Tel Aviv. The objects of the collection all have one common trait: they were all found in Caesarea Maritima. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look. more ]

Hoards in Syria

Frédérique Duyrat has published a weighty monograph on hoards in Syria. It is more than a numismatic study. The author asks the fundamental question how and when all the Syrian coins were incorporated into Western collections. Ursula Kampmann took a look. more ]

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