Festschrift in Celebration of Lutz Ilisch’s 70th Birthday

Sebastian Hanstein, Aram Vardanyan and Peter Ilisch (eds.), Studia Numismatica et Islamica in Honorem Lutz Ilisch. Wasmuth & Zohlen, Berlin 2022. 352 pages with over 400 illustrations mostly in color. Hardcover, 18 x 24,5 cm. ISBN: 978 3 8030 1110 7. 48.00 Euro.
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On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the Festschrift “Studia Numismatica et Islamica in Honorem Lutz Ilisch” was dedicated to the numismatist and Arabist Lutz Ilisch. Almost 20 authors – many friends, colleagues and companions of Lutz Ilisch – contributed to the publication. The Festschrift was presented to the addressee during the last meeting of the Oriental Numismatic Society.

This Festschrift honors the outstanding German scientist Dr. Lutz Ilisch who from 1990 until his retirement in 2017 headed as collection curator the Research Center for Islamic Numismatics (FINT), which had been built up with his efforts at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Lutz Ilisch has long been regarded as an internationally recognized luminary in the field of numismatics. Just as he represents this research area in a considerable breadth, this publication on the occasion of his 70th birthday is also characterized by a great diversity of content and methodology of the included contributions. The volume contains articles with catalog character or on coin finds as well as others on the history of science and art, including an excursion into Islamic architecture. The timeframe in which coins, seals and weights are discussed ranges from the Sasanian to the early modern period. With almost twenty authors, this volume, in English and German, brings together a circle of very different companions, friends and colleagues of Lutz Ilisch from no less than four continents, including coin dealers as well as professors. In addition, the Festschrift contains some personal words as well as a list of all publications by Lutz Ilisch from 1970 to 2020.


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Here you can find our Who’s Who article on Lutz Ilisch.

On his 65th birthday Ursula Kampmann dedicated some lines to him.