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A.Fishman/I.Todd "The Silver Damma. On the mashas, daniqs, qanhari dirhams and other diminutive coins of India, 600-1100 CE" - new catalogue - IIRNS publication, 2018

A.Fishman/I.Todd "The Silver Damma. On the mashas, daniqs, qanhari dirhams and other diminutive coins of India, 600-1100 CE" - new catalogue - IIRNS publication, 2018
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm) 
Full Color on White paper, 423 pages
Publisher: IIRNS Publications LLP, 2018 
ISBN-13: 978-8193829103 
ISBN-10: 8193829107
BISAC: Antiques & Collectibles / Coins, Currency & Medals
 
The result of over a decade of study, this work presents in 423 pages a vast range of new material on a super-series of coins which uniquely bridges Hindu and Islamic India from the 7th century CE onwards; its interpretations open a whole new horizon in the numismatic history of early medieval India. The book comprehensively examines the nature and historical context of the earliest native tiny silver dammas as well as all their various Islamic and Hindu descendants, traversing the early coinages of Sindh, Punjab and ancient Gandhara, as well as the later Sindhi, Multani and Ghaznavid types, and subsequent coins from north-western and central India, covering the period from about 600 to 1100 CE. A survey of later coins from western, central and south India is included in the Addendum to the main work for the sake of completeness and to demonstrate the pervasiveness of the tiny silver damma over time and throughout India. Comprehensive descriptions, translations and historical notes are provided for every one of the hundreds of coin types, together with illustrations of one or more specimens of each, including line drawings where appropriate.  
 
Selected reviews: 
 
"This book opens up a whole new horizon in early medieval monetary history... a key resource, of interest to a wide range of numismatic, historical and economic researchers and writers... It offers a wealth of new information, a most impressive corpus that will serve to guide and inform us for many years." – John S. Deyell, author of "Living Without Silver" 
 
"Fishman and Todd lead us along the difficult trail of the silver damma of western India, an important coinage series that brought together the worlds of India and the Middle East in the medieval period. In thirteen dense chapters, they offer a significant description and understanding of the complex numismatics, especially the three dot coinage of Multan, but their study also raises important issues concerning the socioeconomic foundations of this critical period when major portions of India participated as equal partners in the maritime and overland commerce of the Caliphates.  The book is highly recommended for professional numismatists, collectors, and scholars of the medieval period." – Derryl N. MacLean, author of "Religion and Society in Arab Sind", Simon Fraser University 
 
"Fishman and Todd have produced an analysis and catalog of silver dammas that would have been unthinkable just a decade or two ago. These once obscure and poorly understood gems have a wealth of meaningful history attached, sure to entice the interest of coin collectors and historians." – Stephen Album, author of "Checklist of Islamic Coins"  
 
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