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Mosul Cultural Museum on Its Way to Reopening

Fundamentalist terrorists destroyed the Mosul Cultural Museum in 2015. Reconstruction has been underway since 2018. An international team is trying hard to allow the reopening of the museum soon. This is a story to raise the spirit.

Akbar – Ruler of the Mughal Empire Part 2

Akbar ruled over an empire on the Indian subcontinent. Administering it was a daunting task, and Akbar introduced loads of reforms. Read on to find out how the outstanding skills of his mathematicians helped him, and what this has to do with his coinage!

Akbar – Ruler of the Mughal Empire Part 1

The Muslim Akbar founded a world empire in which people of different religions lived together peacefully. How did this come about and what challenges did the ruler have to overcome to get there? And, most importantly: what can coins tell us about it?

Oriental Numismatic Society Meets Online in 2021

On 8 May 2021 the Oriental Numismatic Society will be meeting online. As usual the Research Centre for Islamic Numismatics Tübingen will be holding a conference on that occasion – this year via Zoom. You can still register.

Historia Mundi

The Vatican coin cabinet issues an annual magazine that is a delight for aesthetes and numismatists. Ursula Kampmann presents the ninth issue. It contains, among other things, interesting items of Korean, Islamic and Swiss numismatics.

Maldives Local Coins

The latest volume of the Bremer Numismatische Gesellschaft presents a monograph on Maldives local coins. In the work, the collector Peter Budgen summarised the knowledge he acquired over decades. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

Hoard of Abbasid Gold Coins Uncovered in Israel

Students discovered an important hoard of 425 gold coins during an excavation near Tel Aviv, mostly from the Abbasid period. Gold coin caches from this time are extremely rare in Israel. But archaeologists did not find only solid coins, but also something else quite particular.

Numismatic Exhibition in Abu Dhabi

On January 28, 2020, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, minister of presidential affairs in the UAE, opened the “Coins of Islam: History Revealed” exhibition in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The event was organized by Dr Alain Baron.

Arab-Sasanian Coins: The New Standard Reference

In 1941, John Walker published his catalogue of the Arab-Sasanian coins of the British Museum, since then, it has been the standard reference in this field. Now, it has been replaced by Hodge Mehdi Malek’s two-volume book. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

ONS Meeting in Tübingen 2020

The Research Centre of Islamic Numismatics at Tübingen University invites to the Regional Conference of Islamic numismatics in May 2020. The organizers call for presentations.
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