The Islamic Coins

by George C. Miles

Athenian Agora IX
70 pp, 6 pls
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-209-5
Publication Date: Nov 1962
Status: Out of Print


All but 9 of the 6,449 Islamic coins found at Athenian Agora up to the date when this book was written belong to the Ottoman period. The earliest datable Ottoman coin is from the reign of Mehmed I (1413-21). Most of the coins come from overseas mints such as those of Istanbul, Cairo, Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Although the name of Athens cannot be read on any coin, the author thinks that many of the crude coppers of the 15th to 16th centuries A.D. were locally struck.