Islamic Coins and Their Values Volume 1: The Mediaeval Period (downloadable PDF)
A detailed and much needed new reference work, to be split over two volumes, on Islamic coins. This first volume focuses on the coins of the Mediaeval Period, from the beginnings of Islam up to the 10th century AH/16th century AD.
About the author:
Currently one of the world’s top experts in Islamic coinage and a leading specialist in Indian and Crusader coins, Tim Wilkes embarked on his career in numismatics having graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Masters degree in history. He joined London-based numismatic dealers and auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, in 1998 and was appointed director in 2003. Over his ten-year career with the firm Tim was responsible for cataloguing a number of notable collections, including the W.C. Boyd Collection of English coins, the Michael Sarnefors Collection of Indian coins, and the Alistair Lilburn Collection of Crusader coins. In 2008 Tim left Baldwin’s to become an independent dealer specialising in Islamic, Indian, and Medieval coins. He has also worked as an independent consultant for some of London’s foremost numismatic auction houses. In 2014, in partnership with Matt Curtis, he formed Wilkes & Curtis Ltd, an online numismatic auction company; after three years and twelve auctions, this company was discontinued and Tim became an independent dealer and consultant once again. Tim is a member of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN), and served on its Executive Committee for six years.
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