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Luke Treadwell

Craftsmen and coins: signed dies in the Iranian world (third to the fifth centuries AH)

Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse
423. Band
ISBN-13: 978-3-7001-6959-8 ISBN-13 Online: 978-3-7001-7162-1
Subject Area: Numismatics
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Preliminaries page 1

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Acknowledgements page 5

Table of Contents page 7

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Introduction page 8

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Signed dies in the Iranian world and beyond page 12

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Dirham die production in the caliphal period page 19

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The coinage of the Iranian successor states page 26

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The first die signer: mujīb in northern afghanistan (293/905–302/914) page 37

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Al-Ḥārith (also known as mujīb)’s career in nīshāpūr (313/295–339/950) page 53

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Al-Ḥasan b. muḥammad: the early years in the Jibāl region of northern Iran (335/946–352/963) page 66

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Al-Ḥasan b. muḥammad: the later years in the Jibāl, Ṭabaristān and arrajān (352/963 to the mid-360s) page 72

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Muḥammad: die-engraver in kākwayhid Iṣfahān (413/1022–421/1030) page 85

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Conclusions: from mass production to local craft page 90

Bibliography page 97

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Estimates of annual die usage in selected sāmānid and būyid mints page 101

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Provenance of illustrated coins page 117

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Umayyad dirhams (plates 1–2); ʿabbasid dirhams (plate 3) page 121