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Book: "A Study of The Coins Used In Ottoman Egypt" By Dr. Ahmed al-Sawy

  • $ 65.00

Description: Offered here is a BRAND NEW COPY of a book by Dr. Ahmed al-Sawy entitled Coins Used in Ottoman Egypt." The book is a paperback and is written in Arabic. It was published by Markaz al Hadara al-Arabia in Cairo, Egypt. It has 324 pages of text, 40 pages comprising a catalog of Ottoman coins circulating in Egypt during Ottoman times, and 5 pages of poor quality pictures of Ottoman coins in black and white. This is an indispensable reference for the serious collector of Islamic coins. The book presents a comprehensive study of the Coins circulated in Egypt in the period from 923 AH (1517 AD) through the early 1200s AH (1780s AD). It has the following chapters:

  • Ottoman Coins Used in Egypt (Gold, Silver and Copper)
  • Non-Ottoman Coins Used in Egypt (Mamluk and Foreign)
  • Monetary Value of the Coins Used in Egypt
  • Egyptian Mints
  • Money Changers and Their Role in Monetary Circulation
  • References
  • Catalog
  • Coin Photos
The book is well written and is easy to follow and is full of very useful information and description of the coins and their importance. It also discusses the issues associated with debasing the coins for profit by the mint masters and the governor of Egypt and the many attempts by the Ottoman Sultans to regulate the minting of coins in one of the most important and richest colonies of the Ottoman empire.

Condition: This is not a used book but is a NEW BOOK. It is in excellent condition and has <b>never been opened. All pages are clean and the book is free of markings, tears, dog ears or damage. The cover has some minor scuff marks.

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