Der Münzschatz von Beçin, Volume 396, Part 1

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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Dec 31, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 1272 pages
The 2000 discovery of a treasure trove at Becin (by what today is Milas in southwest-Turkey) includes just under 50,000 Islamic and about 800 European coins in the greatest hoard that has ever been found in Turkey as part of regular archaeological excavation. It is at the same time also the largest Ottoman treasure of coins ever discovered. This volume presents the results of archaeological, historical, economic and numismatic analysis, which were developed by a Turkish and Austrian research team. The large number of Ottoman coins allows for an unprecedented understanding of the subtlety of Ottoman embossing in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. On this basis the source value of the coin for Ottoman economic and administrative history will be revolutionized. Also, for the numismatic study of the Ottoman Empire's embossing of coins, this volume will be a pioneering work. German text.

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