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

Tayor & Walton, 1873

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Seite 9 - Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum. Royal 8vo, half-morocco, 42*.
Seite 168 - Jouissant d'une certaine réputation comme augure et astrologue, il ne manqua pas d'indisposer son patron contre le Mehdi, et, comme les devins avaient prédit qu'un roi de race berbère devait nécessairement paraître en Maghreb et changer la forme de la monnaie aussitôt qu'il y aurait une conjunction des deux planètes supérieures, ce prince s'attendait déjà à quelques malheurs. " Protège l'empire contre cet aventurier, lui disait Ibn-Woheib ; c'est...
Seite 194 - 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 213 - Indian silver kdrsha have been called " old" at the time of the compilation of the Buddhist Sutras, about 200 BC? I do not hesitate to reply that they must have received this name shortly after the expedition of Alexander, when they were first brought into contact with the Greek money of Alexander's successors. From the common use of the 26 Anabasis, vi. 16. word dramya'm after times, I infer that the punch-marked silver coins must have been called purdna dramya or
Seite 208 - But this was his first hasty deduction put forth in 1832, before he had seen any really ancient Hindu coins : for, three years later, with Stacy's rich collection before him, he no longer " contended that the Hindus had no indigenous currency of the precious metals. On the contrary, he thought that evidence would be found, in the coins he was about to describe, that they circulated small pieces of a given weight, that stamps mere given to them varying under different circumstances, and that many...
Seite 168 - VI. 9). There can be no reasonable doubt that these square coins were issued by one or more of the Sovereigns of the Muwahhids. The following passage from Ibn Khaldun13 is interesting in its bearing on the square form of the coins. 'L'Imam, ayant quitté les Hintata, se dirigea vers Aîguîlîn, dans le pays des Hergha, et s'arrêta au milieu de sa tribu. Il y arriva l'an 515 (1121-2). Ayant alors bâti un rabta pour s'y livrer à la dévotion, il attira auprès de lui une foule d'étudiants et de...
Seite 91 - I. I PROPOSE to lay before the readers of the Numismatic Chronicle an account of the Greek autonomous coins selected from the magnificent collection of the late Mr. Edward ^Vigan, and purchased by the British Museum.
Seite 207 - 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 commerce, especially with Rome." 18 He then adds, " at the same time it seems likely that they had a sort of a stamped coin even before the Greek invasion.
Seite 209 - Prinsep describes the numerous silver pieces, appropriately named punch-marked by himself, which are found all over India from Kashmir to Cape Kumari, and from Sistan and Kabul to the mouths of the Ganges. But he omits all mention of the thick copper coins of Taxila and Kabul, with an elephant on one side and a lion on the other, which formed the prototype of the coinage of the Indo-Grecian kings Pantaleon and Agathokles.

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