The Numismatic Chronicle, and Journal of the Numismatic Society, Band 13

Tayor & Walton, 1873

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Seite 273 - Shallow brooks, and rivers wide; Towers and battlements it sees Bosomed high in tufted trees, Where perhaps some beauty lies, The cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
Seite 210 - Greeks, they would never have possessed any other dramya but that of 6 vodris. lu favour of the existence of an indigenous Indian coinage prior to the time of Alexander, I would remark that if the Hindus had derived their knowledge of coinage from the Greeks, the types, shape, and standard of all their money would have been Greek. But instead of this expected imitation we find that the early copper coins of Taxila differ from the Greek money in every single point. They are square in form, different...
Seite 9 - Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum. Royal 8vo, half-morocco, 42*.
Seite 208 - The words used by Curtius are signati argenti, which cannot possibly bear any other meaning than that of actual coin, as signatus was the special term used by the Romans to denote coined money.
Seite 3 - From the Author. 2. The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland.
Seite 203 - Researches,' v.), it is likely that the currency of the country consisted chiefly, if not exclusively, of lumps of gold and silver not bearing any impression, until the Hindus had learned the usefulness of money from their Bactrian neighbours, and from their foreign commerce, especially with Rome.
Seite 342 - Nejm-ed-dln at first used his father's coins, merely counterstamping them with his own name (nos. 51, 52). When it became necessary to coin fresh money, he struck coins of the same type as those which he had been using; but he altered the reverse, by substituting his own name and titles for those of Timurtash ; and he also incorporated into the die of the obverse his own name, which before had been only counterstamped (nos. 53, 54). He then appears to have made some acquisition to his...
Seite 190 - O7 of a grain, or one-sixteenth of an obolus. It also gives the whole number of 112 grains for 10 oboli, and fixes the Phoenician drachma at 56 grains, the Macedonian drachma at 112 grains, and the Hebrew shekel at 224 grains, all in whole numbers. It makes its own talent equal to 57*6 English pounds, with a finite fraction, and makes other talents equally compact, and therefore readily convertible into English money. The gold coin of Alexander was the stater, a piece of 2 Attic drachmas in weight,...
Seite 262 - I will take a far humbler instance of Muslim cultivation. Associated frequently with Il-GhazI in his expeditions was the Arab chief Dubeys, the son of Sadakah, who possessed El-Hilleh and many other towns in 'Irak. This prince, who on the analogy of European estimate would be a bloodthirsty marauder, is eulogized, in Ibn-Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, as 'distinguished for his munificence, generous character, and profound knowledge of belles-lettres and poetry.
Seite 48 - ye Scottis demy " for " xviii Sh.," and the other money as before. On the 16th November another parliament35 was convened, and the Archbishop of St. Andrews, the Bishop of Aberdeen, and the Earls of Arran and Argyle were appointed to look, inter alia, to the striking of money. A penny of gold and another of silver were to be coined as the aforesaid lords thought expedient, and the gold of the mine — apparently native gold — was to be used. 1525. In February, 1525, the Lords of the Secret Council...

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